If you are a working parent, it can be an extremely difficult balancing act to manage all of your daily responsibilities while also spending quality time with your kids at home. Nowadays, we all live busy lifestyles so the commitments on our time are greater than ever. However, by making a few small lifestyle adjustments, you can really find that you have so much more time to spend with those who matter the most. Here are just a few things you can do to spend more quality time with your kids.
Meditation is all about existing in the present rather than being consumed by past or future worries. If you have constantly got your mind on something else when you are with your kids, you won’t be able to fully appreciate their personalities as they start to develop or teach them about life. Ultimately, it takes some practice until you can learn to live in the present, but the rewards that you get are certainly worth having.
Free Up Chore Time
So much of the free time we do have is taken up by doing chores. If you can make some changes, you can end up with a lot more time on your hands. For example, you could order your groceries online instead of going to the store. Though this may cost a little more, there are plenty of vouchers available so it doesn’t have to get too expensive. You could also book a cleaner online instead of doing it all yourself. This may not be something you can afford to do on a regular basis but on special occasions it can really make a big difference.
Walk Instead of Driving
If there is somewhere you can get to on foot, consider walking rather than making the journey by car. It will take longer but that is the point and you can spend the time talking to your kids while also getting some exercise. Not only this, it will help your children get to know their neighbourhood a little bit better.
Why not turn a daily household chore into something that you can do with the kids? As well as learning and having fun together, you are also showing them one of the major responsibilities of running a household. Who knows, one day they may reward you with a meal prepared all by themselves!
Many kids absolutely love playing video games but this can end up being an activity that causes a divide between you and them. Instead, try giving the games a go yourself. Though you may end up getting beaten pretty easily, you are interacting with your kids and sharing something that they love with them.
Make A Time Plan
We tend to be able to divide up our time easier when it is all planned out. Try making a plan on a week by week basis, working out your responsibilities and how you can spend extra time with the kids.