In this world of race, people mostly have composed work schedules consistently running on the same timeline for weeks or even months and fall dead exhausted. Even kids, teens and young adults without a sense of responsibility are struck into digital screens wasting most of their time. In between this chaos; family and home become a place where you fuel yourselves physically and emotionally. If you want a better family life, you have to work on it. Most importantly all the members of the family have to work towards the same goal together.
Having a better family life doesn’t demand you a schedule, but of course, some small steps can help you start the process.
First, Treat yourself!
After a point of time in their marriage life, people forget about themselves. You start running for your family and making the relationships work; ultimately you can end up feeling miserable and fail to satisfy the greater needs of the family. It is not selfish to have your personal space and needs. Start treating yourself and take care of your own needs, then you will gain extra confidence and will power to look out for your family.
Prioritize your marriage in your Family life
Even though you are a compassionate family with loving kids, relatives, and friends, it is your better half who has vowed to spend most of their life with you. In the due course of the years, the fun part of your relationship might be lost. So work on your marriage consistently, work and kids will fall into its place. Remember to appreciate your partner now and then, tell them how thankful you are to have them in your life and refresh them the importance of their relationship.
Don’t fight in Public
Yelling, showing too much arrogance and acts of physical violence may result in a negative impact on your children and disturb the balance at home. At the maximum try to keep your voice down to your kids and your partner. Being strict is okay, but enforcing them with a loud tone is not correct. When you get out of control, it interrupts the stability at home and the whole family will suffer to strive in the house.
Don’t be the Judge of your Family life
Despite having a good education, we all judge others from time to time. Albert Einstein said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”. Our minds are subconsciously wired to look for the negativity in other people, but make it a practice to try our best to look for the basic goodness in people. Don’t be the judge and set a better example for the next generation.
Listen, then hear
Everyone wants someone to hear their stories. People love to share their feelings and emotions to their loved ones. To communicate better and form strong relationships, work on your listening skills. Focus on what others want to communicate to you, don’t interrupt and then respond. Sometimes listening to someone else’s problems is all they want. They don’t want solutions. They should feel secure that someone is there to empathize with them.
Respect each other
Everyone in the family has an equal role in making it a compatible family. Every member wants to feel loved and treated respectfully. You can show your respect with simple words such as ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ whenever necessary. Try to nice most of the time and watch your language in front of the elders. Your opinion might differ from the other, but try to express your views politely.
Love and appreciate your Family life
Who is going to love more than your parents in this entire world? Is it a demand to express your love to your parents from time to time? Remember the good deeds they did for you and try to express gratitude. Let the family be your priority as you were their’s once and credit them. Be kind and be patient to others.
Learn from one another
Family is a buddle of endless history, life experiences, and lessons. Everyone would have gone through different encounters in life. Elders never want to let their younger family go through the same struggle as them. They try to swap their stories as much as possible and try to educate you on how to move forward in life. All you need is two ears to listen and a patient heart to learn from others.