Looking to make 2018 the Best year yet?
The new year is now upon us, and with an endless amount of possibilities it’s an exciting time. Many people are getting stuck in to their new year’s resolutions, while others are burying their head down at work so they can afford the best year of their lives. With plenty around the world to see and do, now is the perfect time to begin planning a fun filled year for you and your family. The bonuses of planning now is so that you can begin to save up for any expenses that may occur, and you all have something to look forward to at all times.
Advance in your career
So this one isn’t really family based, but advancing in your career can only bring good things to your family. Getting a promotion will likely mean that you will be bringing in more money, and moving higher up may also mean that you’re much happier in your job; which will reflect on family life at home. There’s nothing wrong with reaching for the highest position possible, especially if you’re doing it so that your family can live a comfortable and happy life.
Make yourself visible to your bosses by taking on more jobs wherever possible, dressing smartly, and also contributing whenever you can. Anything extra that you do at work will be noticed, and it will certainly put you higher on the list for any upcoming promotions. Another good idea would be to approach your boss and ask them if there’s anything extra that you can do around the place. This will show willing and that you’re not afraid of hard work.
Plan a brilliant holiday
There’s something really exciting about being able to look forward to a holiday, and while they may not come cheap, the experience is always worth it. Sit down together as a family and plan yourself a great holiday to begin saving for and ultimately, look forward to. If you’re stuck for ideas on where to go, check out this top bucket list for holiday ideas, as you’re bound to find something that takes your fancy.
Another great reason to plan a holiday earlier in the year means that you can plan activities to do while you’re there. As well as make sure that you’ve got the money saved up to do everything you’d like to do. Going back to the last point about advancing in your career. You will certainly find the extra money helpful so that you and your family can experience some wonderful new things.
Go to the theatre
A surefire way of knowing that you’re going to have a good day is by planning a few trips to the theatre to see some pantomime. It’s a fairly inexpensive day out and is great for the whole family. The great thing about pantomime is that it’s tailored for children and encourages them to be involved in the play by shouting out when prompted, and the entertainment of it all (including the play) will keep adults thrilled too.
Go to your local theatre and see what plays are coming up so that you can decide which ones you’d like to see. The office should have a list of the upcoming performances, so why not choose one that you know the children will love. There’s something really special about watching their faces light up with joy as they are watching a play. The earlier you book it, the longer you have to get excited for it!
Take up a hobby as a family
It’s great to have hobbies in your life because it’s that little bit of time where you get to do something you love doing. So why not take a hobby up as a family? Things like cycling and many other outdoor activities are great to get the whole family involved, and if you’re choosing to take up something which requires physical activity. This will also be keeping the family fit and healthy while having fun!
One great thing about hobbies is that they don’t have to cost any money. Just the experience and the quality family time can make anyone’s day better.
Have lazy days
Every once in a while it’s a good idea to have lazy days as a family. When the weather is a bit too miserable to venture out in. Why not grab the duvets and spend the day in your pyjamas watching films as a family. Out can come the snacks and you could even order takeaway as a special treat for the family. Check out this list of family films that everyone will enjoy and see which ones your family want to watch.
Abandon the housework, switch off all phones and other devices, and enjoy a day of full on family time. Plus, every now and then we all need a lazy day right? A great way to have a fun day without much expense at all.
Get a pet
Finally, there’s something really special about being able to grow up with a pet in your life. They aren’t just an animal that you have living with you. They become part of the family and also best friends for children in their younger years.
Having a pet around the place will make each day a little more exciting. And fill your family home full of even more love than it already has. Just remember, pets are for life. So you need to ensure that you can dedicate your time, patience and money to the pet you’re buying.
So there we have it, some fabulous ideas to make 2018 the best year yet for you and your family. Remember that everyone has bad days. But if you plan everything out then you’re sure to have way more good than bad. Enjoy 2018, this is your year!