With the Thanksgiving holiday here, many couples with young children are struggling to celebrate without their extended families. COVID-19 has disrupted your daily routines and your upcoming holidays, but it has also had a few positive effects. You’ve probably simplified your life, and you may like what that’s doing for your health and relationships.
For example, 59% of fathers said they feel closer to their children as the result of complying with coronavirus restrictions. That’s according to one survey by the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation.
Many of them also told the researchers that they want to stay more engaged in the future but realize that will be challenging when they resume commuting and working long hours.
Is the pandemic helping you to get back to basics? Try these tips for enjoying simple pleasures and doing more with less, during the holidays.
Sheltering under the same roof can be stressful, but it can also strengthen your connections. Appreciate your loved ones and treat them with kindness and respect.
Set up a zoom meeting or FaceTime with family members that you aren't able to see in person. Appreciate that you are doing your best to comply with the CDC guidelines and wanting to keep your loved ones healthy and safe.
Some news sources say that Americans are exercising less and gaining weight. Others say good nutrition and working out are on the rise. Whichever description fits you is really up to you.
Dealing with any hardship can be an opportunity to build character. Use your extra free time to create a more meaningful life.
You’re probably eager to send your kids to daycare or pre-school and share a meal with friends. On the other hand, the pandemic restrictions may have introduced some positive changes that you’ll want to continue. Simple living makes you happier and healthier even when you start cutting back out of necessity.
Remember, we're in the home stretch and hope and a vaccine is on the way.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family,
Do you want to feel closer and more connected in your relationship? Sign up and get your FREE report!
Are you a parent with a young child or two? Then I bet you're feeling frustrated, exhausted, and overwhelmed with the never-ending To Do list that comes with growing a family. This "Date State" guide will help you feel closer and more connected in your marital/couple relationship!