Benefits of family life

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened and maintained.
-Winston Churchill

Family life is very important in shaping our character, personality and overall demeanor.  Believe it or not, spending quality time with family can create a relaxed and refreshed feeling that works just as well as a day at a spa or a vacation to Fiji.

One of the things I enjoy is the feeling of relief when I am with my family.  The laughs, the talks, the moments of pure happiness is enough to rebuild my energy to face the coming weeks.

Did you know family time does not have to be expensive? Just recently my family and I had a fantastic time at kinderland. We took our daughter for her 1st birthday and we ended up enjoying all the slides, ball pits, and playhouses just as much as she did. This only cost us $6 for the entire day.

Two days before we spent another $6 to visit a park where we were able to enjoy animals such as peacocks, ducks, rabbits, horses, lamas, sheep etc. The park had several ponds for fishing and huge lush vegetation just for a scenic adventure and trail walks. Once again we had so much fun just enjoying the walks and overall basking in the beauty of nature.

It is these moments that I found to create great family memories that can be cherished. It is these moments that rebuild the togetherness that is the pinnacle of family life.

This realization opened my eyes to the fact that we do not have an excuse for not enjoying or spend time with the people we love. We do not always have to spend thousands of dollars to have fun. More times than not, the simplest things in life are more meaningful and have more substance.

How are you spending your family life? Do you believe in the importance of family in your overall development? Here are some tips on why family life is beneficial:

  • We are Social Beings, a family develops our social and communicative skills
  • Our Children’s personal development
  • Character Building
  • Relaxation and fun
  • Relationship Building
  • Formation of Lasting  Memories
  • Health and Wellness: being around family can help release endorphins which helps us feel relaxed and energized.