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7 Tips for A Happy Family.

‘Emotion’ is a simple enough word. But when it comes to actually experiencing them – not that simple anymore. 

Especially when it comes to family. There is no group of people in our lives more trying than them. Elation, anger, sadness; these are just some of the emotions we experience in the wide spectrum that they make us feel. 

Feeling all these emotions is more than alright. How to act on them in an appropriate manner is the tricky part. Sometimes, we tend to bring home the stress and duress of work, and that may translate into negative behaviour from us.  

Here are 7 pointers to consider to avoid unleashing your negative feelings and behaviour on your loved ones. 

Listen first if you want to be listened to.

This factor is definitely a two-way street. If you have expectations of your family being there to listen to you without you reciprocating it when they need it, you need to re-assess those expectations. 

Take a step back and look at yourself first.

Though your family definitely contributes to the way you may be feeling at a certain point, they are not responsible for your emotional well-being. And they most certainly are not answerable to who you are as a person at your very core. 

If you work on yourself, not only do you find your equilibrium from within, but your emotional stability may inspire the rest of your family to follow suit.

Consistency builds trust

This is not just about sticking to your word; it is also about being constant in the way you act. Loving your family one day and frightening them the next leaves them confused. Do not risk their foundation of trust in you being shaken up due to your emotional volatility. 

Just because you are close, does not mean you are them.

No one knows you better than family, and no one knows your family better than you. This is a given, seeing as they are the people you spend every day of your life with and around.

This tight bond, however, does not mean that you are the same person. Every individual has their individuality, and you have to accept that. Regardless of how similar your thought-processes may be, each member of your family has their own take on different issues, and respecting that is crucial in avoiding conflicts. 

An apology goes a long way.

‘Sorry’ is such a small word, yet takes the greatest efforts for some to be able to say. Apologising does not equate to lowering yourself, especially when it comes to those you love. On the contrary, it makes them respect and trust you more. 

Asking how you can make amends is a good follow-up to a sincere apology.

Evaluate why you and them may not be on the same page. 

If you have children, you know better than anyone how tough it is to see eye-to-eye with them on certain issues. Of course, they cannot have everything that they wish for, but is saying no all the time good? Especially when they are genuinely insisting on something? Taking a step back at times like this to assess why you are so strongly against it and trying to understand why they are persistent on certain choices is highly recommended. 

Accept and value every phase of life in your loved ones.

Last but far from the least, accept your family for who they are. Your children will not always be children, just like your parents are not going to stay strong and able forever.

Valuing each different stage of life they enter, along with your own, establishes a strong sense of understanding. This goes a long way in strengthening familial bonds and ensuring a happy family. 

These tips are only brushing the surface of what you can do to lead a happier life with a happier family over the years, but they are a solid start and foundation to doing so. 

Try some when you get home today. I promise you, just a smile from your loved ones will make all the effort worth it. 

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Shreyaa Kanneboina, PR and Marketing Executive

5 Benefits of Having Family as Your Support System.

I am not sure about you, but personally, family is my biggest source of support. Had a bad day? They are there to cheer you up. Need to talk to someone? They are always around and available to hear you out.

Here are 5 of the many reasons why family is the best support system. 

You handle stress better.

What better reason to start off with than family being a stressbuster? Studies show that family inclusion was associated with greater resilience in the face of stress. A certain Carnegie Mellon University study even illustrates that people talk about their problems with their loved ones. This serves as a much healthier alternative than the others, such as substance abuse. 

Your lifespan increases.

It would be safe to say that spending time with family brings people one step closer to immortality. On top of that, not only do they live longer, but they live better as well. Having larger social circles translates to reduced stress, better memory, and long-term sharpness of the brain. 

Your mental health improves.

Family time does wonders for one’s emotional and psychological well-being. One way it does so is by giving people a stronger sense of meaning and purpose in life. This in turn keeps them motivated and spurs productivity in their daily activities. 

There is another way mental health is improved. Different members of family bring out different facets of an individual’s personality, thereby giving them a better idea of who they are as a person. Confidence is boosted, and we all know how much we could use that in our lives.

Your mindset broadens. 

Family also helps in broadening our perceptions. Say you talk to someone about a problem you are going through; their point of view will most likely only give you a better understanding from one angle. If you share it with others, however, they may be able to offer you different takes on the same issue. This helps to give you a more comprehensive outlook on the issue as a whole.

It is great for the heart.

This benefit sounds like a no-brainer, but it is one of the biggest ones that family time has to offer. If you think about it, there are not many other intangible things that are as effective in improving cardiovascular strength and health. 

Apart from the emotional aspect of the heart feeling warmer when it comes to family, the stress relief factor helps to reduce risk of clogged arteries. Not only is the risk of heart attacks lowered, so are the pulse rate and blood pressure levels.

As you can see – and most likely already knew before reading this article – spending time with family gleans benefits in more than one way. It is an all-rounded solution for the perfect physical, emotional and mental health. 

Even though this is common knowledge, sometimes the simplest things need to be said out loud to have the greatest impact. So, if it is late now, and you are still working, close your laptops and head home. Because there is just no better way to unwind than by simply being with family. 

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Shreyaa Kanneboina, PR and Marketing Executive

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Family Bonding Requires Planning…But Does It Really?

Do you do the Sunday thing with your family too? Where you allot that one day of the week as ‘family day’? Lunches, dinners, picnics, movies; all the fun that you plan and save for right before the start of a new work week. Sometimes, it seems as though it is the only time we set aside to spend with family. 

But why? Is the scramble to book tickets for shows and outings necessary to spend a quality day with your loved ones? Moreover, does it not count as ‘family day’ if there is no prior planning involved? 

It may seem as though this article has been nothing but a barrage of questions from the get-go. But to the family man or woman reading this right now, I would appreciate if you could take a moment to answer them for yourself. 

To put it plainly, bonding is simply being together. Small activities such as cleaning the house or sitting on the couch watching television together after dinner counts as bonding too. These can go a long way, with moments being created which the entire family can laugh about – now or even years later. 

Spending time together, even the slightest moments, does wonders for any relationship. One example would be that of younger parents and children. While children learn how to behave and function in the world, parents are simultaneously learning how to do a good job at teaching them while building a strong foundation with them. 

The latter, especially, is crucial. 

Studies have shown that spending time with your children has many benefits in shaping them, such as improved behaviour and grades. In the long run, these qualities make children bloom into ambitious, hardworking, and pleasant individuals. 

Bonding with your children also gives them plenty of room for creative space, most likely through the games played together as a family. Something as simple as building a fort can not only hone their skills, but also get their creative juices flowing. For instance, they could imagine the fort to be a kitchen and pretend to cook and serve dishes. Or the fort could serve as a clinic, in which case their inner doctor might make an appearance.  

Not to mention, it leads them to see you as a constant; someone vital and present in most – if not all – their earlier happy memories. When they build a fort in the future, perhaps with their own children, you will definitely be reminisced fondly.

This is not limited to just your children; bonding has a significant positive effect on your relationship with your parents, spouse and other loved ones as well.

The key to a happy and successful life is strong and healthy familial ties. Without family, there is no base unit and neither, perhaps, any source of support.

So, take some time out today – be it the moment you get back home or while having dinner afterward – to nurture small yet quality moments with the people you go home to. After all, home is where the heart is, and the heart is where family is. 

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Shreyaa Kanneboina, PR and Marketing Executive

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