This whole pandemic situation and enhanced community quarantine surely changed everyone’s daily routine and plans. From waking-up early in the morning to preparing for either going to work or school, going out with friends on weekends, meeting your special someone, or planning on a one-week vacation trip.
Our generation has always been busy with all the works and activities we are currently engaged with that we sometimes forget to breathe and relax. Admit it, you may be one of those workaholic persons who take home their tasks from work.
But have you thought how this quarantine period is giving us an unexpected family time?
Yet we are not saying that having this pandemic situation is positive. It’s not. If we just look at the different perspective, it is like the universe is telling us to take a break, recharge, and make the most out of our time to reconnect with family.
So here are some tips and ideas that you might want to check out to help entertain your whole family during quarantine period.
Talk about how to manage the quarantine challenges as a family
It is important to set and practice health check for every family member, general house cleaning, and safety precautions at home against COVID-19. With these, you are creating a safe environment for everyone in the family, especially for those who get anxious about the current situation.
Enjoy each other’s company
Doing little things again together can strengthen your family bond. Here’s a checklist for you!
□ Cook meals together.
□ Watch movies online.
□ Bring out old family books.
□ Try to have some workout!
□ Have the household chores delegated.
□ Play your favorite games (video games, board games, card games, etc.).
□ Read books with children.
□ Try together some trends in social media (like TikTok).
□ Dance along with your favorite songs.
Set a schedule
Before having fun time again together with other family members, try to set a schedule for accomplishing your kids’ homework and your work from home.
“The family that prays together, stays together.”
According to a research from Brigham Young University (BYU), praying together as a family is beneficial. Benefits include improved closeness. Another benefit of it is a sense of connection within a family unit.
Pray together for those who are sick, for all of the brave frontliners, for giving wisdom to our national leaders, and for the healing of the whole world. And despite all these, remember your blessings and that thing are all in control. Everything will be fine. This virus will end SOON!
In these trying times, all we have is our family. Support, care, encourage, and spread love to each other by reminding one another the discipline to stick with the virus prevention guidelines to which will help bring back world’s normal state. But this time, reconnect and recharge with your family!
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“The family that prays together, stays together” is more than a saying, BYU research finds