As a father of five, finding Balance in my daily life can be a challenge. Between the kids’ jam-packed schedules of school and activities, and the baby’s irregular sleep habits, our days are pretty hectic. This year, I’m using Father’s Day as a reset button and a chance to find a bit more Balance. Here are some of the things that I’ll be doing to find balance on Father’s Day:
- Getting extra sleep. While it may be hard to get the quality and quantity of sleep we need during the week, the weekends usually allow for a little extra snooze time. In order to start Father’s Day on the right foot, I’ll need a good night’s sleep the night before. This means shutting of the TV on Saturday night and heading to bed earlier. Sleep is crucial for maintaining Balance, plus it helps you feel better overall!
- Yard work. Instead of thinking of this as a chore, think of it as the perfect opportunity to spend the day outside with your family. The kids might grumble and groan but with a little encouragement they’ll be ready to go. By June, the garden is in full swing and there will be plenty of weeds to pull and vegetables to pick. To keep the kids engaged, ask them to list their favorite meals that use some of the vegetables in your garden.
- Hitting the road. If we finish our yard work in the morning, we should have plenty of time for a trip to the local pool or beach in the afternoon. This is the time of the day where the whole family can relax and have some fun together. An afternoon spent watching my kids laughing and splashing around in the pool is the best Father’s Day gift I could ask for.
- Grilling. The best way to end a summer day is with a delicious, home cooked meal. I’ll put some protein and fresh picked vegetables on the grill for an easy and nutritious meal. While I’m manning the grill, the kids can toss around a football and enjoy the summer evening. We’ll sit down and share some more laughs over a wonderful dinner. They’ll clean up the table (hopefully!), and I’ll light a fire to make some S’mores.
I’m looking forward to a Father’s Day filled with quality family time. Pick out some of your favorite family activities and plan your Father’s Day now too so you can start looking forward to yours. Whatever you do, I hope it’s a fun and relaxing day for you. Happy Father’s Day!
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