1. You should talk to your loved ones.
A family meeting is a good idea (optional) but it will save time. Tell them what you think and why. You can explain your intention to reconnect through family activities that are fun. Each member of your family should be given the opportunity to voice their opinions. Make sure that each individual has the time they need to fully explore what their thoughts are about it. Tip: Give yourself time to think about this. Allow each family member to decide in his or her own time whether this activity will be enjoyable and beneficial for everyone. You can see hobbies that start with I for more information.
2. You may want to discuss some hobbies that you are interested in.
Now, let each member of the family have their say. Once again, let everyone in the family speak. Put the name of the member of your family who proposed the option next to that hobby.
3. Research your list.
Once you have created your list it’s now time for some fun. While some may find research boring, when researching interesting topics, it can be quite enjoyable. It may take some time depending on how long your list is. Once the research is done, you can ask someone to summarize that hobby. The next step will be easier. If you want to strengthen the family bond, have teams conduct research.
4. Select your hobby.
Here you can decide what your hobby will be. Some families may not wish to do the same thing or have the same hobbies. If you decide that everyone in the family will work on a different hobby, it is best to do so at once. If you decide to tackle a project together, it’s important to separate it. It’s up to you and your family.
5. Schedule your time.
Although it may seem odd, our hectic lives make it difficult to get started on something new. Distractions are always there. When you are first getting started, it’s important to set aside time for your hobbies. Even more so if your hobby is a means to reconnecting with family. Make sure that you choose a weekday time when setting up this schedule. After the schedule is established, keep your appointment. This appointment should be marked on your calendar in order to not forget.
6. Get your supplies ready
Your research should have revealed the type of materials required for the hobby or projects that your family selected. The time has come to start collecting the supplies. It can be a lot of fun to shop for your hobby supplies. If you shop at your local hobby store or on the internet, everyone can join in.
7. Begin the reconnecting process.
Your family should have a great time. This is the beginning of a brand new hobby. You may think this is an exaggeration but soon you will find that it becomes your favourite time of week…as a family, your time to unwind and have fun together. Tip: This kind of interaction with family can often open up doors otherwise missed.