Are family meal times a bit of a nightmare? I can be just one more thing to add to the list of things you 'should' be doing.
Yes, creating a mealtime ritual is one way to help a family bond and bank some family social capital.
But like many things it sounds simple but can prove challenging. How does your mealtime look? Depending on the ages and stages of your family I am guessing dinner may be anywhere between 5pm and 8pm (or even later) and may be done in split shifts. One of my biggest challenges is that I tend to spread everything over the dining table throughout the day…… And then it's deciding what to cook that most people will eat....
Here are 10 things that may help you create a more positive family meal time. Take what suits you and your family and leave the rest.
This is practical mindfulness. Remember, you don’t need to do it all.
Choose one and see how it goes.
* My aim is for these posts is meant to useful, interesting and/or inspiring. They are not designed to be used for therapy.. If you are experiencing stress please contact your GP or mental health professional.
Kim Ross is a Psychologist and Founder of Positive Young Minds and Essential Self-Care for Psychologists.