Spending quality time with your family in this busy day and age is a challenge, but it is not impossible.
Research proves that you should, for many reasons especially in our line of work. We asked our VAs “What do you think is the most important benefit of working from home?” and we picked one answer that was absolutely stunning.
Its providing for your family while spending time with them.
Geno Salcon is one of our Marketing and Prospecting pros. According to him, he works with The VA Hub because of the following reasons:
No more travel time
Comfort in working at home with my family
Why is there so much stress on being with loved ones? Besides lengthening lives, spending time with family has other benefits.
First of all, kids who spend quality time with their loved ones have better self-confidence. They are more sociable mainly because they sense that their parents value them. Also, kids with a good amount of self-esteem find it easy to build relationships.
Spending time with family toughens family ties. Also, families who enjoy group activities will create strong relationships and handle stressful situations with ease.
It is sometimes a luxury for parents to spend time with their children. Making time for the family will allow you to teach your kids valuable life lessons like kindness and good manners.
Consequently, kids will start to develop positive behaviors because of influences from home. A 2012 study showed that children who ate regular meals with their families did better in school. Furthermore, adolescents who spent more time with their parents tended not to abuse alcohol.
A mother observed that her teenage daughters were spending less time at home. She conducted an experiment and started baking cookies for them when they returned from school. The girls ignored the cookies at first. As time went by, they began to stop at the kitchen table and grab cookies from the plate. Eventually, they sat down for tea and began to have meaningful conversations with her.
Another reason for having family time is to make memories. Children share more about their lives in these situations that if you ask them ‘What happened in school today?‘
Also, your lifestyle will become healthier than before. Family members will usually remind you to have nutritious meals.
Finally, being able to communicate and bond with your loved ones will help to reduce your stress. Talking about worries and problems eases them.
There are many reasons why we do what we do but family is on the top of our list. The next time one of your loved ones nags at you about spending time with family, you may want to take the grumbling seriously.
If your family is just as important, we invite you to work with us.