5 family resolutions for 2022

January 28, 2022 • Lewis Goldsbury

For many, the arrival of the New Year means turning over a new leaf – saying goodbye to old habits and hello to new potential opportunities. Resolutions are often used as personal benchmarks for success, although staying on track can be tricky.

So why not set family resolutions for 2022? It’s a great way to create more quality time together and hold each other accountable for sticking to your goals. Here are 5 family resolutions for you to try. Good luck!

Prep and eat dinner together

It can be tricky to get together for family mealtimes in an already packed schedule. Work, school and extracurricular activities often take precedence. However, regularly eating dinner as a family can have benefits for everyone.

Research shows that children who regularly eat meals around the dining table tend to eat better and are less hesitant when it comes to trying new fruits and veggies. Plus, mealtimes provide a safe environment for children to open up and communicate how they feel. Start off small by scheduling in one or two meals a week. Gradually increase the number as time goes on. You could always treat the family to a new dining set to kick things off and start a buzz!

To get the kids even more excited about sitting together at the table, ask them to help prepare meals. Learning how to use kitchen appliances like the cooker or microwave will not only allow you to spend more time together as a family but will also provide your kids with useful life skills for later on. One of your family resolutions for 2022 could be to get the whole family involved in clearing the table and loading the dishwasher after – now wouldn’t that be a treat!

Plan one family day out a month

You’re probably thinking that planning a day out doesn’t sound like much of a New Year’s resolution, but it is! As important as it is to work towards those bigger goals, you’ll need time to rest and recharge too. Setting a family day in the diary means your quality time is guaranteed.

Stepping away from your established family routine will help you focus on what matters most; enjoying each other’s company and building memories to cherish for a lifetime. It may also provide the opportunity to reflect on how you can work better together in order to achieve your shared goals!

Take more photos

Whilst it’s important to live in the moment, don’t forget to take photos too. You’ll never regret time spent capturing those precious snaps! After all, ‘a photograph is like a recipe – the memory is the finished dish.’

If you find that you’re always the one behind the camera taking photos of others, set another family member the challenge of ensuring that you get in on the action too. You don’t want to look back at your family memories in years to come and never see your face amongst your loved ones!

Lessen screen time

Let’s face it, popping a movie on for the kids can give you a much-needed break to unwind and take care of yourself. However, too much screen time can bring a whole bunch of problems, such as poor sleep and hyperactivity. The TV has become a fall-back option for many, but every now and then it’s important to unplug from the rest of the world and focus on the here and now.

Make one of your family resolutions for 2022 to dedicate more time to off-screen family activities. This will encourage creativity and improve your little one’s social skills. Make a list of evening activities you can do together or separately, like reading, board games, crafts, and ensure you pop these in on a weekly basis.

Be more sustainable

Becoming more sustainable can improve your health, help the environment, and of course, save you money. The effort to go green as a family may seem difficult. However, if everyone gets on board then the process should be easy. Try collecting recyclables or scraping your plates into a compost bin after dinner. If everyone does their bit here and there, more sustainable living will become the norm.

Reducing energy is often a big part of going green. Spending less time in the shower and making sure the lights are turned off are small things you can do to make your household more sustainable. Investing in energy-efficient appliances will also help your family make the jump to eco-friendly living. If you’re looking to reduce your family’s carbon footprint this year, head over to our website to discover some of the energy-efficient appliances from Whirlpool.

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