Spending quality time with our family and those who mean the most to us is great for both our physical and mental health. But in today’s busy world, it’s easy to let it slip. Here’s how some individuals are making time for their families.

Be active together

“We’re spending time outside to pass the time, and saving money, too. We write down what we’re spending money on, and save up for small things, like a hammock we now use to watch the sunset at the end of our hikes.” 

Create a group chat

“Create a family group chat to share meals with one another.“ 

Dedicate one day a week to family

“My daughter and I have a date day every week — Sundays are family days.” 

Have a family game night

“We started a weekly game night where everyone takes turns picking the game. It’s a fun way to bond and enjoy each other’s company.”

Volunteer as a family

“We volunteer at local shelters and community centers during the holidays. It’s a rewarding experience that brings us closer together and gives back to the community.”

Try craft and DIY projects

“We set up a crafting station and work on DIY projects together. From making holiday decorations to personalized gifts, it’s a creative way to spend time together.”

Share and record family Stories

“We’ve started recording family stories and memories. Each family member shares their favorite memories, and we compile them into a family album or video. It’s a wonderful way to preserve our history and connect across generations.”