Does your family text with each other more than talking to each other in person? Is the only way to connect with one another via digital apps, despite being in the same place? Has it become a habit to spend your free time on the phone? If the answer to these questions is yes perhaps your family is struggling with carving out time for each other.
This calls for change and there couldn’t be a better time to #SwitchOff. Here are a few simple yet impactful ways to unplug and reconnect with your family.
1. Unleash your inner hobbyists (and create memories in the process)
Whether your family enjoys indulging in a game of cricket, jamming to music or the likes of it, or baking till their heart’s content, it’s important that family members partake in this together. Yes, encouraging loved ones to follow their passion is important but for all you know, you might enjoy it too!
2. Pause, Unwind and Recharge:
Embracing digital downtime is a necessity in today’s fast-paced world, especially when you need to reconnect with your family. Whether it is simply about enjoying a meal together, playing a game of cards, solving a puzzle or enjoying a cup of coffee – it will make a world of a difference.
3. Engage in offline-learning to unlock your child’s imagination
With digital education being a reality , it’s important to encourage children to take time away from screens to work on school assignments. Instead of competing with schoolwork for family time, parents can help their children with homework, making it a collaborative effort and a great opportunity for quality family time.
Ask yourself and your family – what is that one project that you would enjoy taking up as a family? Redecorating your living room? Cooking a meal together as a family? Or both? Try this exercise once a month; as long as you’re spending quality time with each other – without the screen, it’s bound to be a good time!
5. Family Literary Adventures
Childhood books hold cherished memories, a wonderland of nostalgia. Choosing to read them, instead of watching on screen, delves deeper into storytelling art and magical literature. Gather family and create a treasured masterpiece by binding words, paper, and illustrations together.
Disconnect from digital noise and rediscover the joy of quality family time! And why not leave a lasting legacy by crafting a magical masterpiece with your loved ones?