Family Bonding Time Activity – Who Will Your Family Be After Quarantine?
Quarantine has offered us family bonding time that could change our entire future. Given how the entire world has changed drastically over the last few weeks, my guess is that you’ve experienced some pretty profound changes within your family as well.
A Family Bonding Activity That Can Create Family Bliss
Today I’m sharing a family bonding activity that will help you create the family life you desire. The time is now.
The Coronavirus Catalystic Opportunity
My guess is that this time on lockdown has actually bought up a bunch of stuff that you’re learning about your family and yourself.
And the truth is, that’s what crisis does for us. That’s what extreme situations do for us. It’s like someone who has a life-threatening accident – they suddenly change their life afterwards. They leave their job 💼, they start a new hobby 🧶, they reignite their relationships 💞. They figure that life is really worth living, and they seize the day!
Is Coronavirus Our Carpe Diem?
An event like this, a prolonged time of lockdown with our families can be that catalystic for us as well. It can be like an awakening 🙌. And it can point us in the direction of who we want to be as a family, and who we are now.
- We can suddenly notice all the things that we truly miss from life before quarantine. And equally, notice the things that we don’t miss at all.
- We can suddenly notice that we have strengths and capacities that we never thought we had, and notice that there are some things that even though we can do them, we’d rather not.
- We suddenly get called in to really take note of who we are, and what kind of life we want to live.
Now, I want you to actually grab hold of that awakening. Because here’s the thing, as we transition into whatever the world brings us to next, I don’t want you to lose sight 👓 of the lessons that you’ve learned from this period.
I don’t want you to lose sight of what you’ve discovered about yourself, who you are as a family and who you want to be.
So today, I’m challenging you to go on a little bit of a creative challenge. Now, don’t get overwhelmed by this…
Quality Family Time Coming Right Up!
Your challenge today, is to spend quality family time together and create a family vision board. Don’t get inhibited by the blank paper, okay? But if you have a piece of cardboard, a piece of paper, a canvas or maybe a digital canvas, like a Pinterest board available to you, I want you to create a vision board.
Have CEO Clarity
When CEOs found a company, they have to have a vision. And as the CEO of your family, a family vision is equally, if not more important.
- Where are you going?
- What are you doing?
- What feelings do you want to experience?
- What values do you want to hold to light?
Having some kind of visual vision board, some kind of place where you can say, “Yeah, this feels like us,” would be so exciting, right?
Doing this exercise is going to give you some clarity around who you are and who you want to be.
Vision Boards are Great Family Bonding Activities at Home
So when you do these family bonding activities at home during your quarantine, what I want you to do is either physically cut things out and stick things down, or just making a board online together. Fill your family vision board with things that inspire you and that you love about your family, and that you want to see more of.
Maybe it’s a:
- twister game
- written word like ‘connection’
- picture of the types of parent child bonding activities you want to do together
- drawing of the types of adventures you want to go on
Maybe you want to:
- live on a boat
- travel together
- spend more time in the forest
- build a tiny house
- buy a huge acreage of land
- set up tech-free weekends to create more opportunities for family bonding time
Make This an Entire Family Bonding Activity
To make this a real family bonding activity, take the time to ask your children about things that you already do and have as a family, and the things that they want more of. Same goes for you and your partner if you have one!
What is really cool is when we get in touch with what we most want and who we most want to be. We can suddenly gain clarity, like, “Oh my gosh, playing board games is such a big part of my vision for my family. THAT is what it means to me to create family bliss.”
Your Challenge for Today
So today, I want you to get clear on what creating family bliss looks like to you 🔍. Let yourself roam free. Don’t be inhibited. You don’t have to show us! (But please do. We’d love to see. No one’s going to judge you. But we will be inspired!)
It’s the Family Bonding Activity that Creates Family Bliss!
Use this family bonding activity to gain clarity. You may just learn about how you want to bounce forward from this experience, rather than bouncing back to the way it used to be.