Rethink your Schedule
Let’s face it—you’re too busy. We all try to cram as much into our days as possible, fitting in school and work and sports and lessons of all kinds. We want more things, so we work harder, and more hours to have the income to spend on all of it. “Work hard, play hard” is the philosophy to have, right?
Not so fast.
Business is the bane of togetherness. To truly feel together, a family needs both quantity and quality in their time together—this means not only spending a decent amount of time with one other, but making it count. We’ll cover the quality part of this equation in later slides, but right now, take a look at your calendar. Is everything full?
If you’re pushing your kids to be involved in every single after-school activity possible, consider limiting them to one per season. Not only will you free up their time, but they’ll have the opportunity to be much more dedicated to one or two activities rather than spreading themselves out over ten.
Likewise, as a spouse and parent, don’t be afraid of limiting yourself to one volunteer or church activity. Having free time isn’t a bad thing. In fact, as we’re about to see, it’s a great thing for your family.