Go to a restaurant in 2023 and it’s not just the seed oil laden garbage they serve that’s killing the patrons on any given day. It’s also the habits of said patrons that are causing major health disruptions. Just look at the tables around any restaurant in America. 90% of everyone is head down, engrossed in their phones, mindlessly eating and mindlessly scrolling without uttering a word in the direction of those they’re sitting next to. It also happens at home. It happens in the car on the way to work, school, and wherever else.
Marriages and families are falling apart in favor of a virtual world of mind-numbingly stupid content. It’s already hard enough to bond with family in the fast-paced, high-stress modern world, but we’re compounding that by ignoring one another when we DO have the time to bond. And it’s literally killing us.
Bonding is underestimated when it comes to health, but let’s talk about it.
Family bonding can help reduce stress levels, boost mental health, and improve physical health.
Stress is a prevalent issue that affects many people in today's society. Stress can lead to a whole bunch of health problems, including anxiety, depression, and physical ailments such as high blood pressure and heart disease. One of the most effective ways to combat stress is through social support, which can come from your inner circle tribe. Spending quality time with family members can help individuals feel more supported, loved, and connected, reducing stress levels in the process.
Bonding can also do a lot for your mental health. Maintaining healthy relationships with a trusted tribe can give you purpose. It gives you meaning, which can have a positive impact on mental well being. For your kids, it’s MORE important. Having a strong bond with parents and siblings can help them develop a positive self-image and a strong sense of identity. This, in turn, can help children build resilience and cope better with stressors they may encounter later in life. You set the example for your kids. They use your behavior as a barometer for how to be in life. If you ignore them to scroll through Tik Tok, what does that teach them?
Bonding also improves physical health. Doing blood-burning workouts with family members, like moving heavy things, playing sports or going on hikes can help families stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can encourage each other to go harder and it perpetuates a healthy way of life.
Family bonding can help strengthen the tribe as a whole. Spending quality time together can help build trust, foster open communication, and strengthen the emotional bonds between family members. This can create a supportive and loving environment that can help you thrive and feel more connected to each other.
We want you to get off the damn phone, but if that’s your way of life, you probably don’t know what to do so you’d be staring at one another awkwardly unless we give you alternatives. So here are a few…
There are COUNTLESS more ways, and this was just a snapshot. Got those things perfected? Reach out to us for MOOOAAAR. Just email us. It’s FREE.