It’s difficult to underestimate the importance of having a close-knit family. The nuclear family is one of the most important social forces there is. Did you know the Rothschild family is representative of the total potentiality one group of people who stays close can achieve? Of course, by many accounts, they haven’t used their power for good.
That’s beside the point—there are plenty of high profile families who have done no end of good in the world. Yours can be the same. When families stay close, assets accrue, debt reduces, psychological health remains strong, physical health remains strong, young minds are properly educated by caring elders, and individuals are primed for the most positive impact on society.
It’s never too late to start getting together with your immediate and extended family. The more you do this, the better. Collateral benefits can be immeasurable, and in the immediate sense, there’s little that’s more fun than a good family reunion. Sure, some dislike getting together with everybody—that’s a sad state of affairs. But old wounds can be healed.
Meanwhile, if everyone is getting along, then you may want to just look into means by which your family can get together, check-in with one another, and enjoy the best kind of company there is. Following, we’ll explore three ways to keep close; whether everyone is at hand, or galavanting across the known world.
Get Together With Family
Regularly Scheduled Time
You should be getting together regularly with your family anyway, but if you get everybody on board with a scheduled family meeting, this can be a helpful way to do so. Maybe once a month as a group you go to the park and have a picnic. Maybe you travel to a certain resort once or twice a year for a family reunion. There are a lot of options here, find something you all enjoy.
You might want to look into the technology. Mobile options like the Say Android app can be a great way to get everybody on the same page. You can have group video chats together, and keep in touch even if everybody is living in remote locations across the globe. Mixing technology with regularly scheduled time can help even the furthest family members feel close.
Reserving The Holidays
Holidays should be reserved for family, but this isn’t always achievable—that’s why regularly scheduled time and technology are good ideas. But beyond that, if you get your immediate and extended family involved in regular holiday meetings, people will start to plan their year with that in mind—and that’s a good idea.
Family is very important, it’s ultimately more important than most things you can do in most places at most times. It’s likely more important than your job, or many of your non-familial relations. Accordingly, it should be prioritized. Holiday meetings that are annual and expected can help you do this. Additionally, they can be a great excuse for doing something public together.
For example, once everybody has met up, you want to do something. Just spending time together is good, but go bowling or something. The activity doesn’t have to be anything groundbreaking. It’s just got to be something fun and vaguely memorable, where the kids can play, and the adults can talk.
Keeping Families Close
Schedule direct time to meet up with one another. Use technology as it’s available. Cordon off the family for time together—and when you do meet up, find fun things to do as a group. These are great ways to get the family together and keep them together. It’s important to foster your relationships carefully. Put some real thought into this; it’ll be good for everyone.