Looking to spend more time with your loved ones, and still have time to do work you are passionate about and activities you love? The simplest answer is to INVOLVE THEM! Involve your children in your work, involve them in helping around the house, and involve them in preparing meals. The rewards are magnificent.
Opening yourself up and allowing those you love to join in the activity makes every task more meaningful. Peter G. James Sinclair, creator of Motivational Memo was able to balance work and family by involving his children in his business. This allowed his children to learn while they shared their gift of time together.
For my young family, I found Sinclair’s ideology very inspirational. We create our lives and we can create them to involve our loved ones as much as possible. Instead of encouraging your spouse or children to go off and do something else while you prepare dinner, try doing it together. Yes, it may take a bit longer — but think how much more enjoyable it would be? Want to exercise more, do it together. There are even family walk programs on exercise TV for days the weather isn’t conducive.
The more you can share the activities you love and need to do with the people you love, those very activities become more meaningful and fulfilling. There have been times when I thought I would rather do x, y, or z by myself, but I wasn’t open to the shining full potential. While times of meditation or prayer may be greatly fulfilled in quiet solitude, many of your daily activities and works of passions can include those you love.
Don’t shut the door on the possibility of enjoying your favorite activities with your loved ones. It may mean more to you than you ever thought possible. Take every opportunity to teach love. Teach your loved ones what you love about each activity and create more happiness in both your lives!
What is one of your favorite activities to do with your loved ones?