Finding the right balance of entertainment to work and home life is very important to me. My two children occupy a lot of my time so that limits the amount of free time my husband and I have. Sometimes we have a family board game night with our children so that we can all laugh and bond closer together, but sometimes we like to be alone with just us two, so what entertains the two of us may not be the same thing that entertains our children. We prefer electronic entertainment such as television and movies.
When my husband wants to entertain himself, he prefers getting absorbed into the fantasy world of video games. Myself, I am a painter and enjoy painting watercolors of ocean settings. When it comes to consuming entertainment, my children are on a whole different level than myself. Theyre short attention spans cause them to get bored frequently, so I like to get creative to remedy this. Sometimes I tell them to go outside and play a sport, so that they can get exercise along with playtime, and sometimes I have them do more mental projects like putting together a puzzle or coloring a picture, so that their minds get exercise as well.
Old friendships are rekindled through social media. A friend from my high school days recently contacted me through Facebook. It is so nice to catch up with each other, and with just a few clicks, we are both able to go through each others albums and see each others families. We live thousands of miles away, so its not as easy as hopping in a car and going for a short drive to visit with each other. But it is nice to use technology to be able to catch up with each other and see what other people are doing. It is so important that as we grow and move on to different chapters of our lives, our circle of friends grow with us. But just as important, is holding on to those good friends that have touched your life along the way.
Sure, we all get busy with our lives, our families, our jobs and new friends. But its important that every now and then, we slow ourselves down. Take a breather to reflect on our past, remember happy memories. And reconnect with those that were important to you. One caution, I feel the need to mention to everyone. I am not talking about reconnecting with your high school boyfriend or anything of that sort. That could lead into trouble. I am talking about maybe your bff from high school or your college dorm room mate.