If you want to refresh and unwind, you must spend quality time with your family on the weekend. Weekdays can be so hectic that the entire week might pass you by with little quality time with your family. Allowing this to seep into your weekends is not a good idea.
Whatever is luring you away from your family, make sure you plan weekend activities for the whole family. Vista Residences believes in promoting a healthy and joyful condo living experience for diverse families and all its occupants. When you do activities with others, you have more chances to bond and share more profound views about life. Especially if you're a working mom or dad with limited time, making the most of every opportunity for your family is critical. Here are a few ways on how you can spend your weekend with your precious family:
Make a bucket list
Do you have a hard time deciding what to do with your family on Saturday mornings? Make a list of all the things you wish to do as a couple. Sit down as a family and brainstorm some of the most unusual and exciting ways to spend your weekends. It may be something huge, like ascending a mountain together, or something simple but meaningful, like going to the farmer's market. The secret to establishing a bucket list is to allow your imagination to run wild and let nothing stand in your way. You might not be able to complete everything on your to-do list tomorrow. Still, you'll have enjoyed learning new things and trying something new with your family — and going on adventures with your partner keeps your relationship healthy.
Going outdoors with your fam
Once upon a time, children would spend as much time as possible outside. Then came video game consoles, and everyone began to remain inside rather than play outside. Families, on the other hand, continue to go camping. Some others still do it the old-fashioned way, with tents and everything. On the other hand, many children are so accustomed to their gadgets and comfortable mattresses that a night in a tent may appear to be a nightmare.
Taking the kids and the whole family outside may be a fantastic and enjoyable experience. There are several reasons to appreciate the great outdoors, as well as numerous methods to do it. Here are some suggestions for how to have fun outside and why you should consider them.
Plan on regular camping trips
Make camping trips with your family a regular occurrence. Family vacations are usually thrilling, but they put your family to the test, which isn't always negative. For the next few days, you must work together to construct your house. There will be plenty of occasions to enjoy each other's company once that is completed. Sing campfire songs, toast marshmallows, play board games, and get to know other campers. Another approach to create memorable experiences and develop enduring bonds is to make this a regular ritual.
Keep an eye on nature
Take a stroll on a hilly route to reconnect yourself with nature. Bring your children and four-legged companion, as well as a camera to document your travels. Along the walk, keep an eye out for birds and insects. Your children will love it!
Take a walk or picnic in a park
A picnic on a beautiful afternoon is a great way to get away from it all. Going on a picnic allows you to focus only on your children. Picnics are a great way to show your children that you care about them. Plus, you never know what your children will teach you.
Moreover, it turns out that sharing a meal with your children, such as a picnic lunch, improves their conduct. Children who eat meals with their families are less likely to engage in hazardous behaviors such as smoking or drinking. This advantage also extends to academic performance: youngsters who dine with their families earn higher marks than those who do not. If your kid has been pushing your boundaries, consider including more family picnics into your summer plans.
Doing outdoor activities is a breeze with Vista Residences' properties strategically located within inner-city areas, near popular entertainment spots, developed business districts, and prestigious universities, including nature parks. So taking a nice break at an eco-park has never been easier with Vista Residences' ready for occupancy condo units. Isn't that neat?
Enjoying cultural activities
Condo living fosters a comprehensive and well-rounded lifestyle, which is one of the reasons it is family-friendly. You may live in the city, but you are also exposed to a variety of cultural activities such as museums, theaters, and other such venues.
Taking children to museums exposes them to various concepts and viewpoints that are relevant to their lives. This type of exposure can aid in the development of greater critical and creative thinking abilities, both of which are essential for future success.
Enjoying indoor activities
Having a good weekend with your family doesn't have to involve expensive trips outside. With quarantine protocols that may be in your city area, you might opt to stay safe indoors instead. While we all like receiving some fresh air and sunshine, we all get locked inside from time to time. If you're not prepared, your kids might acquire cabin fever fast. Condo living doesn't have to be a boring weekend. So whether if you prefer to stay indoors because of bad weather, safety concerns, or you're on a budget, you can still enjoy the weekend through the following:
Throw a do-it-yourself art party
It's time to break out the markers, glue, paint, paper, and anything else you have lying around the home and let the kids be creative as they want. When you're finished, hang the 2D pieces with clothespins from thread or baker's twine, and display the 3D pieces on shelves to create your own pop-up art gallery.
Solve a jigsaw puzzle together
Jigsaw puzzles are lovely because they allow everyone to work on their own time — just put one on the table and the family may stop by and add a few extra pieces whenever they have a few minutes to spare. Puzzles also increase teamwork and cooperation abilities, according to research.
Let your kids enjoy cooking in the kitchen
When you cook together, the kids can learn something new (something they might actually love, unlike pre-algebra) and assist you in preparing their own meals and snacks for the next week. And after they have a taste of the responsibility that comes with meal planning, they'll be less inclined to throw their lunch out or trash it in favor of chips from the vending machine. Perhaps making pizza with your kids wherein they can choose their own toppings or baking some sweet cupcakes will do the trick!
Weekends are a time to unwind from the stress of school and workdays. This is especially true for families trying to figure out the whole condo living in the city vibes. Suppose you are considering moving to a location where you can enjoy the benefits of living near a school and your workplace. In that case, you might want to take a look at Vista Residences.
The feeling of community is one of the most overlooked and essential reasons families prefer condo living. With Vista, raising children in a community where people are friendlier and honest with one another can help them grow up to be good individuals and upstanding citizens.
So as you are looking for ideas on how to enjoy your weekend, maybe visiting your parents, taking your kids to the park near your condo unit, and taking your spouse to their favorite restaurant may not be such a bad idea. You'll be pleased you took the time to do so.
If you are looking for a new home and condo, Vista Residences is the best option for you! Vista Residences is the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. that offers rent-to-own, ready for occupancy and pre-selling condominium projects in Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Quezon City, Ortigas, Baguio, Cebu, and CDO that are strategically located within major cities, in close proximity to premium universities, transit-oriented locations, and developed business districts.
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