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How to find time for your family

Spending quality time with your family is and should be a top priority for you. Many children around the world have been asked about the importance of time say that it doesn’t need to be “a lot”, but it must be “quality” time.

Life in business can get really get out of hand and you can easily lose track of time and the people and things that really matter to you—the reasons why you’re in business in the first place.

Don’t be too busy

Everyone is busy. But no one can be too busy unless he deliberately chose to become too busy. You can never be too busy. It’s just a matter of priority.

Find time.

Allotting time with your children gives them opportunities to learn and to be heard. Most of all, it provides you and your children with time to connect with you. As they say, children today spell LOVE differently. Love is spelled as T-I-M-E.

It’s these connections, not matter how short as long as quality, that make your children feel loved. So why don’t you visit your child in his room 15 mins earlier than usual and have a little bonding time. Take those extra moments to spend with your children. When you look back, you will be thankful for the memories. And it all comes down to that, creating memories.

The dawn-time

So what do you do when you find yourself working on night shifts? Go to their room and make small notes of sweet nothings to your spouse and kids. Spend that extra time of the wee hours in the morning to make them feel loved and valued. It ultimately points back to whether your presence is felt. Presence doesn’t necessarily mean physical. It can take a lot of forms: a small note, a phone call, an email, what have you.

One-to-one sessions

Alone time with your spouse or with a child is best when you are doing something you both enjoy.

This could mean going to a movie house, going to the local theater to see The Lion King, or just sitting at the park with your spouse and talking about your plans and the past years.

How often you this depends on you alone. You’re the one who should control this, but children mostly love it if they have some kind of bonding time with you each month.

If you are a parent with more than one child you could arrange it with your spouse so that each Thursday or Sunday you spend quality time with one of your children; you could then arrange that the last weekend of the month will be spent as a family.

So go ahead, think and mark/block off dates down on a calendar. You never want to miss out on your family.

Your thoughts

What do you think? What other things do you like to add on the subject? How do you manage your limited time for your family? What do you like to add?

Let us all know in the comments!

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Stephen NellasStephen is part of the Software Jewel team, the company behind Clutterpad and BiP. He's also a regular author for BiP.View all posts by Stephen Nellas →