Turn Back the Clock and Grow
By Tom Herrin
The notion of doing things as they were years ago is not a new one. Many people long for what they consider to be the good old days. This may have been a time in which people were young and not really held responsible for many of the things they did. It was usually someone else's decisions and required little real decision-making on the part of a young person. As people look back now on older and more stable times, the realization of how much life has changed in the past few months can be somewhat overwhelming. Many may have felt as if they have truly turned back the hands of time in the way many seem to be living. Lots of people have spent far more time at home than they can even remember.
Gather Around the Cracker Barrel
Many people have likely lost the familiarity of such things as playing family games. Some games from past years such as monopoly, clue, or any other of those that may take time and effort to play may come in pretty handy now. Getting out one of these can provide new opportunities to spend some quality time together. Given a chance, everyone is sure to enjoy this renewed social time. If not one of these, there are plenty of other things such as crafts or other projects that are fun to engage in.
Physical Activity Still Has a Place
Just because people have limited some of their social contact does not mean that they have to avoid exercise. It is something that always has a place. It may be even more critical at a time when people are concerned about their overall health and wellness. Working to remain physically fit may have a place. Developing and maintaining a good exercise program definitely has a place. Involving everyone under the same roof may help form a good habit and provide better support for the effort.
Learn to Be a Better Listener
When we spend time together, we may learn the art of listening to others. When it comes to family members, it can really help to build better relationships. We enjoy eating meals as a family. It gives us an opportunity to share the events of our lives without passing judgment. It can be fun and open the door to better communication. Now is definitely a time for that. We may find ourselves living a life more like that of people years ago.
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