We are living in the 21st century where everything is done in a hurry. It seems like everyone around us is in a rush, trying to do his daily tasks. Living like this most of us usually forget about the importance of spending time with our family. No matter how busy we are we should always find some time for our parents, grandparents and other relatives.
Having a good relationship with family members is good for our mental health and it makes us feel more confident since we know that there is always someone that cares for us. But this is not the only reason why you should visit your parents and grandparents more often. Some studies that have been conducted recently showed that leaving lonely life can lead to a development of many diseases and cause an early death. We all know that happy people live longer since their mood influences the work of the vital organs. Leaving lonely life makes people numb and they seem to lose interest in many things as a result of this they find it hard to do the daily tasks and they often go through the day sitting on the sofa and watching television.
This is especially important for older people who don’t go to work and spent most of their time at home, waiting for their children and grandchildren to visit them. It seems that this visit is the biggest joy in their lives. One study in which the participants were people in their sixties proved that older people are more likely to get ill and even die when they feel lonely.
Having a Good Relationship with Your Mom & Dad Is Good for You
Researches have been curious about the relationship between a mother/father and a child and its impact on the child`s life. So, they conducted studies that included fifth and sixth graders and concluded that children who had a good relationship with their mothers & fathers were more accepted by the other students, had more friends, lead a better conversation, were less critical and felt less lonely than the children who had an insecure relationship with their mothers.
However, this doesn’t mean that you should always have a good relationship, we all have quarrels from time to time. But it is important that you have positive interactions and happy moments with your parents because they have a positive impact on your personality.
On the other side, studies about the relationship between parents and their grown-up kids showed that when they have a negative relationship their encounters could lead to stress and irritation. This is why we should all give our best to make a pleasant atmosphere full with good vibes. When people have a great time on the family encounters they can`t wait for the next time when they will see each other.
Here Are Some Tips How to Put Your Family First:
- Live in a smaller city where people know the importance of spending time with their family and spend holidays away.
- When you are together at home don’t watch TV, instead turn it off and have a meaningful conversation.
- Cook a dinner or lunch and gather the whole family together.
- Order a take-out meal and enjoy with your relatives
- Organize your time. Make a balance between life and work.