In this modern era, people have stopped spending time with their families as their work demands more time! Due to everyone’s hectic schedules, the importance of familial relationships has reduced and members of a family are becoming more distant from each other. In this current scenario, everyone is looking for ways to spend ‘quality time’ not ‘quantity time’ with family and friends. To be able to bond with our dear ones and still not waste a lot of time is what the current generation aspires to achieve! If you are also sailing in the same boat, then this article is perfect for you!
Here is a list of ways in which you can bond with your family and friends!
Play an escape room together:
we are real-time adventure games where you need to decipher a mystery and escape the room within 60 minutes. The game is always built based on an interesting storyline that entices the players. Escape rooms are a perfect idea for a family get-together. The games are loved by adults as well as adolescents. There are a variety of themes in escape games, therefore, if you are a sci-fi lover, murder mystery lover, or a horror-theme lover, escape games would have something to offer.
Escape games are an activity that can only be enjoyed with a bunch of people. These games require people to put their brains together and solve puzzles and riddles. To win in this game, a vast range of skill-set is required that a single person doesn’t have. Therefore, one member cannot outshine the whole group and this makes an escape room a perfect activity to do with family and friends.
In less than an hour, you will be able to bond and spend quality time with your near and dear ones while doing an exhilarating activity. Hence, escape rooms are a win-win!
Have dinner together at least once a week:
Nowadays everyone is juggling in between jobs, chauffeuring the children to school and then back home or our spouses to work, managing the household, meeting deadlines, completing school assignments, fulfilling commitments and what not! There is no time left to devote to the family members every day. But, doing that once every week doesn’t sound like an unreasonable idea. Everyone acknowledges the fact that having good food while sitting next to each other is a perfect way to bond with our family. Along with warm meals, warm feelings are shared as well on a dinner table. It is pretty difficult to have breakfast together as everyone is already loaded up with tasks and taking out the time to eat breakfast together would be pretty difficult to manage. That is why dinner on a weekend (especially Friday or Saturday night) is a doable proposition!
Try to have a monthly excursion:
One of the best ways to spend quality time with your friends or family is to go on an excursion with them. You can think about visiting a new place every month.
Don’t be afraid to try out places that you think might be boring. You can also plan the excursion with them. This way you can bond with each other even more and get to know the likes and dislikes of the other person. Visit your nearby museums, zoos, theme parks, and water parks as they can prove to be pretty fun. In the end, it’s not the place but the company that makes an experience good or bad.
Share old stories and have deep conversations:
An excellent way to bond with your friends or family is to share old memories and have a wholesome conversation with them. Everyone cherishes a heart-to-heart conversation. It is always a good feeling when someone can speak their heart out without any restrictions or filters.
An interaction with our loved ones where both the parties talk and where energies just flow naturally is an amazing way to bond. Telling each other old family anecdotes, funny encounters, and embarrassing moments can prove to be relaxing as well as fun. Recalling old memories make you feel some type of way. They will make you crack up with laughter or will make you cry a river. Either way, a conversation like this will prove to be a good bonding exercise.
Cook your family’s favorite meals together:
Cooking a meal together can be lots of fun for the young and the old. It is a great way to spend quality time with your spouse, your teens, or your friends without making any extra efforts or taking out any extra time.
Get in the kitchen learn from your family’s very own chef. While cooking, try to learn what makes that dish special to your family. Chat and interact with each other. Tell them about your day: what you did, what good or bad happened, and the lesson you learned from it. Having constructive conversations like these can be very therapeutic and can help you bond with each other.
You can also click pictures or record a video to capture those special moments and whenever you miss those moments, you can always go back and look at them.
Indulge in a virtual escape game
Right now the whole world is facing a pandemic. Due to the ongoing situation, people are unable to meet their families and friends. Because of this, people are unable to meet their loved ones leave alone spend quality time with them!
Keeping the ongoing reality in mind, a good way to bond with your kin is to play in a birthday party virtual escape game together. These games are played on zoom, skype or WhatsApp calls just like everything else that happened this year.
A virtual escape game is just like a regular escape game. You are given 60 minutes and you need to solve the mystery and escape the room but you do all this just by sitting at your homes and giving commands to a person who is playing the game on your behalf. All your family members can play together and bond with each other while not moving an inch from their comfortable sofas. Until this covid-19 pandemic is over, playing an online escape game and bonding with your family who is even far away from you is your best bet!
It is really important to have a happy and healthy social life for your mental health. Strained relationships can adversely affect your mental peace and well being. Therefore, the list of ideas can help you bond with your friends and family and maintain a healthy social life without taking out huge amounts of time with your busy schedules. What’s stopping you now? Go and bond with your loved ones!