We all want to spend more time with our families, although sometimes it is easier said than done. We know that life sometimes gets complicated with work and other commitments. That’s why we provide some ideas below of how you can make more time to spend with your loved ones.

Make your family a priority

It may seem obvious, but if you don’t place your family first in your list of priorities, you will find it difficult to make time for them. This could entail establishing clear boundaries at work. This may be more complicated in a time when many of us are working from home some or all the time, blurring the line between your professional time and your personal time. That’s why it’s important to protect your personal time by setting some rules in the workplace. 

Remember that, unless your profession involves working with life-or-death situations, it’s likely that any pending work tasks can wait a bit while you spend time with your family. If it’s any help, use your calendar to mark family plans, just like you do with work.

Spend less time on your phone

Nowadays, phones are a great tool that can help us be more efficient and productive. But they can also have an opposite effect. Studies have shown that the average person spends 3 to 4 hours a day on their phone. It’s possible that much of the time you spend on your phone could be better invested in your family. 

The more popular mobile operating systems feature tools or applications that help you determine the amount of time spent on the phone, and they even provide advice and methods to reduce that time. You can also establish a no-phones rule during certain family activities, such as dinnertime.

Establish family habits

You don’t need to wait for a special occasion to spend time with your family. Make spending time together into a habit rather than an exception. You can start by establishing daily or weekly traditions, such as dinners, movie nights, Sundays at the beach, etc. Even household chores can be more fun if we do them together regularly as a family. Although coordinating all of this may be complicated at first, it will soon become a habit you will keep over time.

Avoid unnecessary errands

In these busy lives we lead, much of our time is spent on running errands. Thankfully, technology now allows us to run many of these errands without needing to leave our homes. For example, our Triple-S Propiedad app lets you pay online, file your claims, and manage your policies 24/7 without ever leaving home.If you have any questions about your home, auto, and other property policies, call us at 787-781-7100 or go to https://propiedad.grupotriples.com/en/