Posted , updated Jun 07, 2005.
How many times do you catch yourself saying phrases like "just a second," "as soon as possible," "grab a bite," or "I've got to run?" Kirk Jones, Ph.D., and author of the book Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down points out these phrases promote hurried living along with behavior like finishing someone's sentence, feeling anxious while waiting and dashing through a yellow light before it turns red.
Chronic hurry can impact your well-being and diminish the quality of time you spend with family and friends. Think of small things you can do to slow down. One way to start is to plan a "family night in."
What is a "family night in?" It's doing something together at home that everyone in the family can enjoy. It doesn't have to be a major event. In fact, simple things are often the most fun and relaxing.
Here are some ideas to get you thinking about your family night in.
Don't get bogged down in the preparation and planning. Spending relaxed time together with no schedule to keep or jobs to do can be wonderful. Just make certain everyone in the family gets a chance to enjoy some special time together.
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