2015 has been a busy year for everyone and with a new year just around
the corner there really is no better time to sit down as a family and
make some resolutions together. Here at Tutor Doctor we know that it’s
important to have your own personal goals, but it’s equally important
to have them as a family too. We’ve come up with a few ideas for
you and your whole family to aim for in 2016. Make it the best year yet!
We’re all guilty of spending too much time with our electronics
and not enough time communicating with one another. We dare you to have
an afternoon without checking your emails, no TV or laptops and turn off
your phones- we guarantee you will have loads of fun! Set a goal of spending
one day a month as a family without your gadgets and enjoy the outdoors,
a board game marathon or a crafty day!
It’s important that as a family you commit to eating healthy meals
together as well as encourage everyone to adopt healthier eating habits
out of home. Try planning some nutritious meals and remember fruit and
veggies really are your best friend. Getting the kids involved in the
kitchen is also a really easy way to make them more interested and adventurous
when it comes to mealtimes.
We know how easy it is for New Year’s Resolutions to be forgotten
as the winter months start to set in. Encouraging exercise is important
for your family to stay healthy and more importantly happy. Make fitness
fun by doing family activities that get you all moving. Why not try a
family bike ride, going for a walk after dinner or heading down to your
local tennis court and have a couple of games?
Do Housework Together
Having a system for household responsibilities is super important as it
spreads out the work evenly rather than having one person doing it all.
We also know that nagging and reminding your kids to do their chores can
sometimes feel like a chore in itself. Instead try keeping a chore jar
with all the different tasks in and get everyone to pick out one each
week. This way it keeps things different and dare we say it exciting.
You could also create a chore chart and get everyone to tick it off once
they have completed their tasks! Whoever finishes their housework the
quickest wins a small prize. Now there’s an incentive!
Living ‘green’ is good for the planet, your family and even
your bank account. Check out your local recycling program and make sure
you’re recycling everything you can. An easy way to get the whole
family involved in this is by having some mini coloured bins next to your
main waste bin and label them so everyone knows the correct place for
waste. Other easy ways to live greener as a family include using reusable
carrier bags, buying organic food when you can and turning off switches
and lights when they don’t need to be on. It really does make all
Spend more quality time with each other
Finally the most important resolution of them all- spending more quality
time with each other. We know that having a super busy schedule means
that you all struggle to find time to have fun as a family. It’s
important that you do make time, even if it is just for a few hours! Try
by scheduling a family night once a week or making plans at the weekend
doing something you all enjoy. Whether it’s a trip to the park,
a cozy night at home watching movies or just having dinner together- it