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NIght time routines to help you connect

Have you ever found yourself at the end of the day, wondering what your spouse or kids were up to? You feel like you’re ships passing in the night, barely seeing each other. This can lead to loneliness and make you feel distant from those you love most.

The good news is that the slow pace of evening makes it the perfect time to reconnect with your loved ones.

Remember, doing the same thing will give you the same results so try changing things up – start with these four suggestions…

Check In with Your Family & Friends

Ask your spouse or kids about their day. Pause to listen and ask follow up questions. If a loved one had a bad day, ask what you can do to improve it. If a family member is struggling with a difficult situation, offer to brainstorm solutions together.

Ask your spouse or kids about their day. Pause to listen and ask follow up questions. If a loved one had a bad day, ask what you can do to improve it. If a family member is struggling with a difficult situation, offer to brainstorm… Click To Tweet

If you live alone, make a quick touch point call with someone you care deeply about. Tell them about a moment or two from your day. Did you see something funny while grocery shopping? Did you try a new dish from your favorite restaurant? Stories like these while small can leave you feeling connected with your family or friends, even if you’re not in the same physical space.

When you are building a business from home the relationships with your family and friends can sometime suffer. Taking time to reconnect is so important and making it part of your night time routine can help.

Do a Joint Activity

Some of your loved ones like your teenagers may have difficulty opening up and sharing about their day. If that’s the case, do an activity together while you talk. You could cook a meal together and swap silly stories.

Play a game or do a puzzle. As you take turns and put pieces together, ask scenario questions. For example, ask your teenager what their perfect day would look like, what one item they would want to save in a house fire, or what they would do if they won the lottery today.

For example, ask your teenager what their perfect day would look like, what one item they would want to save in a house fire, or what they would do if they won the lottery today.

Embrace Calm Together

Share with your loved ones that you’re trying to create a calm space at the end of the day. Invite them to help you and advise them to do the same. For little kids, this might mean helping them put away their toys each night or reading a special bedtime story together.

Share with your loved ones that you’re trying to create a calm space at the end of the day. Invite them to help you and advise them to do the same. For little kids, this might mean helping them put away their toys each night or reading a… Click To Tweet

For older kids and teens, that may mean reminding them to take a warm shower before bed. You could also encourage them to try gentle stretching exercises to help relax and relieve the day’s tension.

Make cuddles and connection part of your night time routines to help you reconnect with your family after a busy day.

Make Time to Snuggle

One of the best things you and your loved ones can do before bed is to cuddle. Snuggling together lowers blood pressure, relieves pain, and reduces stress and anxiety.

Pick a snuggle spot for your family that feels comfortable. It could be the couch, your bed, or your child’s bed. Use snuggle time to say the loving things you want them to hear every day.

If you live alone, you can still get the benefits of snuggling. Just cuddle with a beloved pet instead. You’ll be a happier pet parent and your dog or cat will be happier, too.

Structure your evenings so you can spend plenty of time with your loved ones. Reconnecting with those you care the most about boosts your mood and makes it easier to fall asleep at night.

Structure your evenings so you can spend plenty of time with your loved ones. Reconnecting with those you care the most about boosts your mood and makes it easier to fall asleep at night. Click To Tweet

Taking the time to incorporate these simple activities is an easy way to connect with your family.  Connection helps your well being as well as theirs and if you are like most mompreneurs one of the reasons you started your business was to help make your family life more prosperous. Keeping your family connections strong helps keep you motivated with your work as well.

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Author: Tammy Rose-Townsend

Tammy is a mom to 5 kids ranging in age from 20 to 3 - they all have Pyrrole disorder and MTHFR gene modification and she is passionate about sharing tips on what works for her family in managing symptoms naturally and on a budget. When she's not taking care of the gang she is blogging and sharing tips on how to make money from home through blogging, social media and direct sales. She also runs the online direct sales site sassydirect.com the leading online direct sales consultant directory and blogging platform.

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