In the fast pace lives of everyday living in 2013, we seem even more stressed and over committed than ever before.
Even though we have useful gadgets in the modern age to make our lives simpler, our lives seem to have become more and more complicated, over scheduled and over worked.
This isn’t just adults either! Kids go to school, then they may have one (and I know some who have 3-4) after school activities a week, homework, sport on weekends…. It’s nearly a full time job running them here and there and everywhere.
Families are becoming stressed out and life isn’t fun anymore, so IKEA are aiming to change that.
IKEA have a fun new campaign reminding families that time together is more important than being stressed out and overscheduled.
Every minute of our shrinking spare time is spent doing something that needs to be, or should be done. It’s all part of the intricate mission that is modern life. And it’s bonkers when you think about it.
IKEA believes it’s time to shake things up a bit: to make room for what really matters and take some time to enjoy what’s so great about living. In fact, it’s time we put living right at the top of our lists.
The campaign encourages families to do just that, by being playful and creative.
By making better use of liveable spaces, we can bring families closer together.
And only when they’re together can something spontaneous occur. Family happens.
Diaries, emails and plans be damned. It’s time to make time for living.
Of course, I don’t want my boys missing out on time with me, so I schedule in time to do fun things with them and really it isn’t hard.
Make chores fun and do them together, even menial things like folding clothes can be fun if done together.
Have meals together. Preparing meals together is also a fun way to get the family to spend time together.
Maybe a bbq or picnic in the backyard, during the upcoming warmer months for dinner?
Gardening! Kids love to dig and plant things, get the kids out into the garden with you.
Make exercise fun as a family and go to the park or the beach and run around with the kids.
What do you think? Do YOU need to spend more time as a family?
So you can spend more time with your family, Mummy of Style and Substance and IKEA are giving away a $50 IKEA voucher to two lucky readers.
In the comment section below: Tell us what you would buy from IKEA to make family time more fun for your family. Competition closes Sunday 22nd September at 5pm.
*This was a sponsored post for IKEA. All opinions are my own as per our Disclosure Policy.