Making New Year’s resolutions may be something you already do for yourself, but have you ever thought about making New Year’s resolutions for the whole family?
From getting out and doing more activities together to living more sustainably, making New Year’s resolutions that the whole family can strive for is a good way for your family to bond closer together.
Today, we’re here to inspire your resolution writing with our favourite New Year’s resolutions that are designed for the whole family.
Get outside more
After a year of spending the majority of our time indoors, getting outside more as a family shouldn’t be too difficult!
Get them wrapped up warm in cosy baby coats and baby jackets and venture out into the great outdoors. From a trip to the seaside to going for walks with dogs, there’s plenty to do outside that won’t cost a lot, but will create wonderful family memories that will last a lifetime.
Have a tidy and get organised
Teaching your children how to keep organised will help improve transferable and important skills that they’ll have for the rest of their lives.
What might start as organising school work and tidying toy boxes could turn into organising a team at work and is likely to help them when it comes to revising for exams and applying for jobs in the future.
Tidying and organising your home also has major benefits for you, as your environment will be instantly transformed, leaving you with less clutter to constantly have on your mind.
Aiming to eat healthier is always a good New Year’s resolution, especially when it comes to a resolution for the whole family.
Although it might not sound like the most enjoyable thing to encourage your family to do, eating more healthily doesn’t have to be a chore.
Instead of completely cutting out sugary treats, limit the amount that’s eaten instead, as well as aiming to make the majority of your family meals yourself at home. There is a wide range of healthy family meal ideas available on the internet today, and it’s easy to find those which are oozing with flavour that the whole family will love.
Make an effort to have family mealtime as often as you can, eating together as a family at the dinner table. Family dinners offer the perfect opportunity to talk to each other and are bound to bond you closer together
Be more environmentally friendly
The whole family can take part in being more environmentally friendly! In 2021, being sustainable is vital to ensure the health of our planet, so keeping your family’s carbon footprint as low as possible is essential when it comes to playing your part.
An easy way to be more environmentally friendly is to switch to environmentally friendly products. For example, opt for products that are made from recycled materials, or choose to wear clothing from sustainable brands.
Tilly & Jasper offer a wide range of sustainable clothing brands for children, such as the ever-popular Frugi clothing and Kite clothing. Both of these offer organic baby clothes that are designed and created sustainably, making for ideal clothing brands for families that really want to make a difference when it comes to looking after our planet.
Get into better sleeping habits
Whether the adults of the family need to start going to bed a little earlier or the kids need to stop sleeping in as late, getting into better sleeping habits in 2021 will have a positive impact on health, happiness and productivity.
First, start with cosy baby pyjamas that make your children excited to get ready to go to bed, before continuing with a good bedtime and morning routine that can be easily replicated every day.
Keeping a good routine is equally important for the adults of the family, and your body will gradually learn when to sleep and when to wake up without issue.
Spend less time in front of screens
Too much screen time can be a problem for the entire family and can prevent conversations and family time from taking place.
Encourage your family to spend one night a week without screens, or dedicate specific times for your children to be playing on electronic devices.
However, it must be remembered that in the modern world, screens and technology can also be a great learning tool as well as offer heaps of entertainment and inspiration that generations before have never had the chance to experience.
Document more of life's moments together
This year, why not make a New Year’s resolution to document more of life’s moments together? This could include anything from once in a lifetime occasions to those that happen every day, taking photographs and videos of your family is a good way to make the most of every moment, allowing you to look back on them fondly in the future.
But what should you do with all the photos and videos of your special moments? We suggest getting creative and making the likes of scrapbooks, picture books and DVDs for personalised pieces that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Try taking a photo for every day of the year, so you can look back a year down the line and see what this year brought!
Get moving more
You’re more likely to get moving if you do it as a family!
From taking walks to doing family yoga exercises, get moving in 2021 and increase levels of health and flexibility while bonding as a family.
New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be stressful. Following these New Year’s resolutions can help you strengthen your family bond, all while having fun while doing so.
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