When you lead a busy life it’s important not just to make time for leisure, but to use your leisure time doing things you love doing. When we do have spare time we’re often unprepared and end up wasting it.
One of my favourite ideas from Laura Vanderkam’s book I Know How She Does It was a San Diego mum’s idea of a Family Fun List. Her family of four each contributed three activities to the Family Fun List and they scheduled one each month.
The activities don’t have to be time consuming or expensive. Including the whole family in the planning not only brings you all together but also ensures that the family do activities that meet everyone’s interests. Planning the activities keeps you accountable and means you won’t lack any weekend ideas.
January is the ideal time to sit down with your family and create your Family Fun List. Aim for one per month or fortnight and split them up between the family.
Some ideas for Family Fun include:
Don’t forget to write your list down. Stick it to the fridge and make sure you schedule the activities!