3 Ways to Spend Quality Time with Family and Still Meet Deadlines
As a mom who works hard at her 9-to-5, and sometimes her 8-to-12(midnight), the family can get shifted within the stack of her busy life. Making money is important, and it is definitely a motivation to building a better life for your children, but it should not take precedence over the reason you work and make the money.
Even though it’s a challenge to maintain balance or some sense of normalcy, especially as a single parent – but you have to maintain the family. Spend regular breaks with your children. You will find that it not only strengthens your bond with your children, but it also helps relieve stress for you as well as refresh your mind to develop more innovative ideas for your business or career.
Take time to smell the flowers with your children. You need some “me-time”, but you also need “we-time”. If you’re business mogul-minded, you mind runs 1,000 miles a minute coming up with new ideas for your business. But assess within that 1,000 miles, how many of those are focused on the kids.
Your children are your greatest contribution to this world. No matter how much money you make, how many strides you make in building a name for yourself, or how many “famous” game-changers you encounter, none of that will leave the type of legacy as your children will. They will continue to celebrate you even after you’re gone. So be successful at building with the best business investment that you have, those little faces and quirky smiles called your children.
Here are 3 ways to fit in quality time with your children without missing professional deadlines
Take frequent 30-minute breaks.
Include a break into your work schedule if you work at home. Let this break be the time that you spend chopping it up with your children about their day and concerns. You can do this over a snack of milk and cookies or popcorn.
Schedule family night.
Most families do this in general, but when you’re busier than normal, even if you are on a tight budget, schedule to go to the park on a nice day or to go to the museum, or to just go walk around Wal-Mart and “window” or “aisle” shop with your kids. You will see that just spending time with you is all that they need.
When was the last time you played a board or card game? When was the last time you went to the arcade and played a video game? Science concludes that playing games stimulates your creativity and your logical thinking patterns. What great way to discover different characteristics about your children and give you an opportunity to shape it properly than a fun game?
It doesn’t matter if you take these suggestions or choose to do something different. The point is to make time for your children. This helps to shape their well-being, self-esteem, and their value in the family unit. They become better communicators and easier to connect and network with people. Spending quality time with your children has benefits for you as well as them that develop and influence them and you in times yet to come.