There comes a time in every person’s life when life throws harsh realities on their face or makes them stand in the most bizarre situation they could ever expect to be in. Times when the world tend to bring you down but your family chooses to stay and hail your existence.
Life isn’t easy for anybody. All of us suffer from tough times in some or the other way.
Everyone has their ups and downs in life, each one of us goes through those thick and thin moments. But, what matters is how we overcome them and who all are those very few in the crowd of billions to support us during those arduous hours.
More often than not, when everyone fails to understand us including our closest friends or our partner, when we end by giving up on ourselves, it is our family who sticks with us holding us from falling apart in every manner.
Problems never come while informing beforehand or they never arrive with a warning, they just happen to be. This is what they call ‘life’.
While individual sufferings take much longer if not shared with anybody, a family facing tough times gets through it in a comparatively calm manner provided all the members are cooperative enough to understand each other.
Those difficult hours of testing keep the family bound together in a strong grip. But, how does a family helps you in your tough times? What is it that you should choose to get yourselves out of the most undesirable situations?
Well, the easiest thing to do is simply give your time to them. Sharing their time with yours can solve almost every problem. If it can’t solve it then it can surely give you the strength and understanding to face it with a composed mind.
Here are some ways on how you can do this:
Plan a family get-together:
A family that eats together, stays together. Owing to this running lifestyle, you might not remember the last time when you had a proper meal with all your family members.
When things go wrong, plan a get-together or catching up with your cousins and their families over lunch or dinner.
This might not solve the problems at all but those cheerful laughs and little moments of happiness would surely lighten the mood and help us to distract their mind towards something more appealing in terms of peace.
Talk more among the family members:
Sharing the pain reduces the sorrow. Communication is the key to a lot of problems. Casual conversations are so important.
Therefore, you must allow your parents and elders to speak their hearts out to you and share all those ongoing mind difficulties with you so that can be solved out together.
I know some of you might find it difficult to be able to pour out your issues but taking a small step will help gradually.
Go out with the babies:
No matter how serious of an issue could be, the innocent smiles and giggles of the youngest members of the family take away all the pain. There is nothing more soothing than a little one’s smile.
Playing with kids, no matter the age releases the stress so much. Even if it is for a shorter period of time, you tend to forget and walk away from your worries and live in that moment with your babies.
So, if you have your nieces or nephews or even your kid/s, make them spend their day with the elders of the family. Adjust your schedules and have time for them
Meet your grandparents:
Having nuclear families are the most followed trend today. People have separated themselves from their parents who are now old, be it for work or any other reason.
Our elders understand us the best and none can do it like them ever. Hence, meeting them for a while during those difficult times and sharing it all reduces the stress to a great extent and boosts our mental potential to deal with the situations too.
Their experience will speak volumes. And, even if you don’t find an absolute solution you would surely find a way or other to begin on finding a solution.
Plan a visit to that common favorite place:
Changing the surroundings and the environment can prove out to be a great decision to help the family in coming out from all the odds and chaos.
It is made a lot easier if you have your family visiting that common favorite picnic spot for a day or any destination for some days to spend more time with each other and enjoy together.
A quick skip from this running lifestyle to reminisce good old days and live them again is probably the sweetest way to escape worry and give yourself the much-needed break.
Sharing doubles the joy and lessens the sorrow. And, there is nothing better than your family to feel it.
“That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.” ― Deb Caletti
Difficult circumstances and absurd situations are part of life. One cannot skip or escape them. What defines our future is our perspectives towards the issues of today. It is our outlook which either makes them stay for so long or leave so early. It all depends on us. Handling unfavorable times in life is where your intellect and understanding of life is truly revealed.
Hence, if you wish to help yourselves from coming out of that one thing and face it with a calm mind you ought to build your communication with them and help them to overcome it by taking a small step towards moving ahead in life. Only then you could make your family a happy family.