People say that money cannot buy happiness which is true because I have seen too many rich people who don’t have a happy family. However, we must also admit that money is very important; if we are poor and have no money at all, it’s impossible for us and our family to be happy. Well, at least money can facilitate most of the things we need in life.
Of course, besides striving for financial health, we should also create a healthy family structure in our lives because a healthy family can provide the emotional support to nurture and instill a sense of security in all of us.
Healthy and happy family is one of the most fundamental value that we want in life. You can be the richest man in the world; but if you don’t have health and happiness, what is the point for having all the wealth? Relationships that we share in the family also allow us to develop the morals and basic values that we carry throughout our lives.
This is why it’s so very important that we each strive to have the goal of building a happy, healthy family at home.
Here are some tips I want to share with you that you can use to develop a healthy and happy family:
- Learn how to respect one another. Respect should be the backbone of a healthy and happy family. Learn to respect all your family members. Yes, respect must be earned; but if you want to earn respect from others, you should try to respect others first! Respect is simply the process of placing a family value in the other people who make up your family members.
- Stick around with your family during both good and bad time. Family members who play together will likely to stay together during good times as well as bad times. Learn to enjoy each other companies and discover each other characters, likes, dislikes, dreams, etc. This can help strengthen your family bond. Families should strive to ensure that they make time to spend with each other both as a team and with each other on a one-to-one basis.
- Develop TRUST in your families. This is the most important component that is going to hold your families together as a team. Trust is also a compulsory requirement for all fulfilling and happy relationships. Whether it is in your personal life, social life, or professional life; trust plays a major role in creating a healthy and happy environment. If you have respect for an individual and spend enough time with them to know their needs and desires, a mutual trust grows naturally. Open communications and relationships will flow naturally if there is Trust!
- Learn to give as well as take. Successful families know and understand the importance of the “two way street” that should exist within the family structure. When every family member understands this, you will all enjoy working and playing together. Every family member should know and understand their role and work to give and take on an equal basis. If you follow the abovementioned tips, you are on your way to have a strong and happy family. If you feel that you are currently have a discord and unhappy family, you can start to exercise the abovementioned tips and see the good results. It is never too late for you to start rectifying the problems in your family and start afresh to build a happy family. Again, strive for an open communications, it is critical so everyone can understand what the current problems are and how to fix them. There may be some resistance, but try your best to focus on the solutions instead of the problems. Try to develop respect and trust in the home. This should motivate even the most stubborn child. Once your family members get a taste of the happiness and security that a loving family brings to them, they won’t want to live any other way! Hope you find this article useful.