Often we get so absorbed in our day to day lives that we forget about investing quality time with our love ones, and by that we mean our partner and children. How many times have you come home from a long day at work with no energy or having spent all day looking after the kids that you had not time for your partner when they got back from work? Scenarios like this are all to common and it is a real shame. We forget about what is important because we have become too consumed in the daily grind of life.
Now I have a confession to make, I no longer live in Kent and have moved to Thailand but I still keep in contact with my friends in the county.
It was one call with a friend the other week that reminded me of some of the issues faced with living in modern times in the UK. He rung to say he is no longer intimate with his wife and that it is driving him insane, they have two young kids and he works long hours. He says they never get time for each other and rarely go out on their own together.
Daily Grind of Life can damage your quality of relationships
By contrast I have my own business in Thailand and my wife and I eat out at least twice a week together, go to the sauna or run twice a week too. We always make time for each other. Our kids in the meantime are looked after by our nanny. When I told him this he let out a loud sigh wishing he could have the same.
I then spoke to more friends in Kent about this issue and the stories followed a similar thread. So the big question, do we when living in a modern UK compromise our family life in order to work and make a living? In other words, is the balance of life out of kin with how we should really be living?
How do we get a better balance?
My first hand experience is don’t be afraid of changing your life, after all I moved to Thailand when I was 29 years old and never looked back.
If work is taking up too much of your time, don’t be scared of looking for other options. For me, what good is money if the people you love you never get to spend quality time with? It is just not right, life is too short to get caught up in a situation you don’t like. Life is so short and quality time with the family is NOT going to Tesco together on a Saturday morning!
You must take control of you life and stop from just coasting along. Don’t be scared of change, and be absolutely focused on what is important to you.
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