With the New Year dawning, it is time to start thinking of what you want your New Year’s resolutions to be. 2020 has been unlike any year we have had before, but it has shown us to keep family close and focus on what is important. To keep this going, here are New Year’s resolutions to make as a family.
Not only will it see you all commit to the same goals, but you will all be able to support each other throughout the year!
Spend More Time Outdoors
This would have been difficult this year with most of us spending time locked up inside, but this should only motivate you to spend more time outdoors next year. Spending time outdoors can be anything from hiking to camping to riding bikes along the beachfront.
You don’t have to commit to a full day hike, you can make your time outdoors suit your family! Not only is it good for your physical and mental health to spend time outdoors, but it is where you will make some of your best memories together.
Read Together More
Reading is so incredibly important for kids, and reading together as a family will encourage them to love reading, and hopefully carry on reading as they grow.
Many parents think that once their children are able to read on their own, storytime can stop. Make a real effort to keep reading. Whether it is short stories or a chapter of a book a night, your kids will really benefit from this – and it gives you more bonding time!
We could all do with eating a little healthier, and your family can commit to eating better this New Year. This does not mean everyone going onto a diet, but eating and cooking healthier foods together. Helping instill healthy eating habits in your kids from a young age is so beneficial long term!
Have Games Nights
So many of us have forgotten the fun and magic in a simple family games night. As a resolution, try to have regular family game nights together. This can fit into your schedule, whether it is once a week, once every two weeks, or even once a month.
If you don’t have board games, you can visit local charity stores to pick up some pre-loved family games at a low price. Family games night is a great way to spend quality time together without a screen, but it also helps open lines of communication between you and your kids.
Have Less Screen Time
We are all guilty of spending too much time on our phones, on the tablet, and in front of the TV. As a family, try to regulate how much time you spend on your screens. Remind each other to put the phone down, pause the series, or take a break from working on the laptop.
We could all do with less time on our screen, and more quality time together as a family, and this is one resolution you could all support each other with.