Family is the most essential thing in the world. However, it can be all too easy to lose sight of that importance in the rush of modern life and forget to connect with family as much as we probably should.
Spending more time with family always makes you happier but finding the time or convenient ways to do it can be tough. Sometimes work commitments get in the way. Sometimes a new relationship or hobby can consume all of our time, and we begin to take those closest to us for granted.
To spend more time with family, try setting certain times during the week that you do things with them. For example, if you go to the movies often, make one of those outings with family rather than with your usual group of friends or your romantic partner.
If you have a career that is preventing you from spending the appropriate amount of time with your family, then you may need to rethink that career. This doesn’t mean you need to quit your job, since that would mean that you leave your family without the necessary financial support to survive and thrive.
However, you should always make sure that you have adequate free time in your career to give your family the attention they deserve. Try to bargain for different hours or to work from home on certain days if it is possible – anything to allow you extra time with the ones you love the most.
Alternatively, book some holiday time to spend with family and go somewhere nice. You could even just stay at home and spend time with the family as well.
You can always make time for family, so make sure you do it before you notice their absence too much.