Prioritize our Relationships with our Loved Ones

Prioritize our Relationships with our Loved Ones

Column by Anne Gingras

Family Weekend is here, and I know how important family and friends are in our lives. They provide a much-needed support system that helps us navigate life's ups and downs. They're always there for us, no matter what - to listen to, comfort, and offer a helping hand. The bond we share with our loved ones is one of our most significant sources of joy and happiness.

Spending quality time with them can create lasting memories and strengthen the relationships that enrich our lives in countless ways. Our family and friends are our biggest cheerleaders, and they celebrate our achievements and help us overcome our failures. They're the ones who stand by us through thick and thin, providing us with emotional support when we need it the most. Their presence can help reduce stress and anxiety, making us feel happier and more fulfilled.

Spending time with our loved ones is not only an enjoyable experience, but it also has numerous health benefits. Research has shown that people who have strong social connections are less likely to experience depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.

Moreover, spending time with family and friends can help boost our immune systems, reduce inflammation, and lower our blood pressure. That's why it's crucial to prioritize our relationships with our loved ones and make time for them regularly. Family weekends are an excellent opportunity to do so. These are the times when we can step away from our daily routines and focus on spending quality time with our families. Doing so can strengthen the bonds that tie us together and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Family weekends are about having fun and an opportunity to teach our children essential life lessons. When we spend time with our loved ones, we teach them about love, respect, and responsibility. We show them family is important and relationships require effort and commitment. By doing so, we help them develop the skills they need to build solid and healthy relationships in the future. Even if you don't have the luxury of a traditional weekend off, you can still make time for your family.

Try to plan activities you can do together in the evenings or on your days off, and make a conscious effort to put down your phone and be present with your loved ones. In an increasingly disconnected world, prioritizing our relationships with our loved ones is more critical than ever. By prioritizing family time, we can strengthen our bonds and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Let's commit to spending more time with our loved ones and enjoy the benefits of a happier, more robust family today. Not everyone may have the opportunity to celebrate Family Weekend how they would like. Still, I am sending my warmest wishes to everyone spending time with their loved ones this weekend. Remember, no matter how you choose to celebrate, the most important thing is that you're together and making memories that will last a lifetime.

I’m off to prepare a simple breakfast for my family – and hope that you’ll also share moments that will make you smile. 



Anne (St. Louis ) Gingras is a neuro-diverse individual who is also a wife, mother, teacher, writer, author, blogger, composer, international public speaker, life coach, energy worker, intuitive coach, mentor and death doula who also enjoys spending time in her miniature worlds.  She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Education (honoris causa) from Nipissing University in North Bay.

 Anne (St. Louis) Gingras est une personne qui célèbre sa neuro-différence.  Elle est entre autres une épouse, maman, enseignante, écrivaine, blogueuse, compositrice, conférencière internationale, coach de vie, travailleuse en énergie, coach intuitive, mentor et doula (accent sur la mort ), qui adore passer ses moments libres au sein de ses mondes miniatures.  Elle est récipiendaire d’un doctorat honorifique en éducation (honoris causa) de l’université Nipissing, de North Bay. 

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