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It is possible to have me-time and family-time together? With the hectic lifestyle of many Americans, spending quality time with the family and finding time for yourself can be challenging. Well, what if you could do activities that provided both me-time and family-time. Here are 3 creative and fun ways you can put me-time into your family-time.
1. Read a Book & Discuss Over Dinner.
Select a book that every reading member of your household can comprehend. Next, give each member their own copy of the book. Lastly, set a timeline of how many chapters should be read each week. At the end of each week, have a discussion over dinner where you and your family can share thoughts. Doing this will give you me-time when reading the book on your own and family-time when everyone gives their thoughts.
2. Create Family Scrapbooks
You can create a fun activity for you and your family with your family pictures. To get things organized, each family member could work on a theme such as birthday party or family vacation pictures. Each member would work on their own scrapbook providing me-time and after completion the whole family can review the scrapbooks together.
3. Do a One-Man Show
Have each member of your family individually work on a presentation for a one-man show. The presentation can be any talents such as playing an instrument or doing a magic trick. Set a date for when the shows will be performed. Each person will get me-time while working on their performance and family-time when the presentations are made.