How To Bring More Fulfillment To Your Family
Are you trying to figure out how to get your family interested in becoming more fulfilled?
Well…You get what you focus on and your family gets what your family focuses on.
Your life is a reflection of what your thoughts, expectations and beliefs are. Everything you experience in life is simply the inner being manifested to the outer (physical world).
If you focus on the good things in your life, they’ll expand. Just as when you focus on the bad stuff – that will expand too. This goes for you personally and also extends through to your family.
So how can you bring more fulfillment to your family?
Create a daily gratitude and bringing fulfillment to your family session:
- Select a time during the day when the whole family is together. Suggestions include, while driving in the car, during a meal, before or after story time or right before bed.
- Every day during the same time, ask a family member to start off by saying what they’re grateful for. Go around in a circle until everyone has gone as many times as possible.
- Aim to get each member to express what makes them happy. The more we all focus on the things that make us happy, and express our gratitude for having those things, the more we’ll attract of them into our lives.
In my family, our gratitude session happens every time we’re in our hot tub. I found myself always thinking, ‘I’m so thankful for this hot tub – it’s warm, relaxing and allows me to spend quality time with hubby and my daughter.’ Rather than keeping quiet, one day I said aloud, “I’m thankful for the hot tub.” Not long after my husband said, “I’m grateful for the hot tub and our time together.” And then my daughter chipped in, “I’m grateful for chocolate.” That was the start of what has now become a daily ritual.
Our sessions now last for 5 to 10 minutes and we list all sorts of things! There are no rules – we can be grateful for small or big things. Anything that makes us happy. It can be a new car or the sound of a bird singing.
This technique also helps out during times when children (and adults) are likely to get bored. Often, when we’re on a long car trip my 3 year old (and her friends) can get frustrated.
To relieve boredom and get my family to enjoy life more, I start the ‘”Who likes….” game.
“Who likes ice cream?” and anyone that does yells, “Me!” I go through anything I can think of – who likes swimming, who likes the moon, who likes cuddles, who likes orange juice, who likes the beach…and after a minute or so everyone else starts to chip in and the passengers focus on all the great things the world has to offer.
The more we lead by example and get our family to focus on the good things, the more our family will enjoy life more. You and your family have been given X days on this planet – you can either spend your time focusing on the negative or the positive. It’s your choice. If you’re looking for an enjoyable time, however, it’s totally up to you to lead by example and teach others to put focus on the good things.
Kim Brown helps people to find their life’s purpose and exponentially increase their fulfillment. To get started read Kim’s book, ‘How Life Really Works: The Answer to Finding your Purpose & Personal Fulfillment’