#1 Family and Fitness
Juggling a busy family life with your fitness goals can be challenging, but there’s no need to sacrifice quality time to get your fitness fix. Instead get everyone involved and feel the benefits together. Bike rides and walks are great ways to get active as a family, but if you’re short on time you don’t have to miss out. For busy parents who love to run, a running buggy is the best of both worlds and a fantastic way to build healthy habits for your children early on. You still get to do what you love, while your child gets to enjoy the fresh air (or catch up on much-needed sleep while you run). The key to making your fitness goals work for you long term is to make it easy for yourself. And with a few simple lifestyle changes and smart time management, you’ll soon find a balance that works for you.
#2 Meal Prep with family
When you make dinner, ask one of your children to help you. I know this might make the dinner process a little longer, sometimes a lot longer. But if you help your kids get familiar in the kitchen when they are younger, it will be easier for them later on; they might even thank you for it someday. There are so many options out there for family time. Make it simple. It doesn’t have to be a huge deal! Just make sure you do it! We will enjoy life better if we enjoy life with the ones we love.
#3 Patience and parenthood
Taking a break isn’t just for children who need a little time to cool down and regroup, they’re for parents too. If you want to be more patient with your children, you have to be understanding with them and not multi-tasking so much to brush over their feelings and taking into account your environment.If you are too busy, it’s easy to be impatient with your child. If you are distracted, it’s easy to miss seeing the situation from their eyes. If you are unable to take the time to connect with your child, you won’t be able to understand why they are acting the way they are and how you can help them.Patience is about responding with kindness and empathy. It’s about getting down to eye level and respecting their feelings and asking how you can help.When you are busy, distracted, unable to connect or ask your child you can help them, it’s time to take a time-out.
#4 Routine and Quality time
In this day and age, it is very difficult to spend time with the ones we love, especially when the hours in the day don’t even seem to be enough to fulfill our daily tasks. This is why we’re suggesting that you try to combine one of your necessary weekly chores with a person you have difficulty meeting up with. For instance, you can go grocery shopping with your spouse, or child, or even best friend.