With the new year right around the corner, it’s time to think about how our families can make some positive changes. 2020 isn’t just the start of a new year, it’s the beginning of a new decade; making positive changes and spending more time as a family should be at the top of your to-do list. You’ll find a few awesome New Year’s resolution ideas to do as a family on this list! From supporting the community to creating a deeper relationship with your kids, the new year offers a great time to start making some positive change in your life.
A great resolution to add to your family’s list is that of movement. Aim to get your family moving more throughout the year. You can do this by taking family walks after dinner, riding bike on the weekend, or signing up for clubs the whole family can participate in. Create positivity through movement this new year.
Put Down Electronics
Especially for the young ones in your family, putting down electronics is an excellent resolution to stick to in this new decade. Not only is it good for overall health, but it will help your family have more meaningful conversations. Spend time unplugged and get more comfortable in each other’s presence without technology.
Similar to exercising more, put your family on the path to a healthier lifestyle with your eating habits. Try to stick the resolution of making dinner together as a family that’s full of the essential, healthy ingredients your body needs. Try to have at least one fully balanced meal each day to help your children’s health and your own.
Donate Once a Month
One of our favorite New Year’s resolution ideas to do as a family focuses on donations. Giving back to your community is a great thing to teach to children. When you do it as a family, your children will more likely continue the tradition. Rather than just donating once a year, aim to donate once a month. Take a look at the essential items charities like to receive, and as you clean throughout the month, put items into a donation box that you can donate at the end of the month!
Go on More Adventures
Whether you want to take more vacations or simply spend more time outside of the home, a great way to make everyone in the family happy is to create a bucket list for the year. Think about how you all want to spend your downtime—utilize weekends, evenings, and vacations for adventure opportunities. Your family-created bucket list will provide you with activities in times when you don’t know what adventure to take on next.
Reading is one of the best things you can encourage in your children to stimulate lifelong learning. Though it may take a while for your children to really show interest, especially if they’re obsessed with electronics, it’s an important activity to urge in them. Make a concerted effort—no matter how old your children are—to read either to them or in the same room as them. You can also dedicate the last thirty minutes before bed to reading.
Finally, this year, try to spread kindness as a family. Whether it’s through volunteering as a family, paying it forward, or trying to add more instances of daily kindness, this resolution idea can take many forms. Make this new year about positivity and growth—you’ll love the changes your family achieves!