VISTA, Calif., AUGUST 14, 2014 – It’s the height of summer and families are juggling work, vacation plans and end-of-summer of activities, not to mention paying attention to a growing array of tech gadgets that seem to occupy every waking second of modern existence. With so much activity going on, the August 15 celebration of National Relaxation Day is a timely reminder of the importance of slowing down, taking a break from busy schedules and ever-present technology, and reconnecting with family.
In today’s hyper-scheduled society, everyone from toddlers to adults seems to have commitments at every hour of every day. Coupled with a “plugged-in” world, it becomes difficult to create and maintain healthy family bonds. Yet making time for relaxing, one-on-one time with family to talk and catch up on each other’s lives remains vital.
“Families can get stuck in their busy, daily routines, forgetting to take a breath and relax, and losing out on the special times,” says Shelly Roberts, brand manager for Caldera® Spas. “Making the effort and taking the time to relax with family is essential, and National Relaxation Day is a terrific day to start establishing new rituals that promote family bonding.”
Here are five tips and relaxing activities that allow the whole family to reconnect:
Slow down – Rush less and avoid distractions and missing the details of family members’ lives.
Play a sport together – Engender fun and camaraderie with a little friendly competition—like a flag football game in the yard
Schedule game night – Let family members take turns picking their favorite game.
Cook together – Measure the ingredients ahead of time for success with little ones.
Ask more than “yes” or “no” questions – Start by asking each family member to give their “high” and “low” from the day.
Establishing a family ritual also promotes connection. The Garners, a family of four in Southern California, gather in their backyard hot tub regularly to relax, play and reconnect.
“There are stories from my kids that I probably wouldn’t hear if we were sitting around playing video games,” shares mom Carol in a two-minute video. “As the kids get older, it will be a great way for us to continue to bond.”
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About Caldera Spas
Caldera Spas is the hot tub brand designed for people seeking improved wellbeing and exceptional self-care. Featuring signature Pure Comfort®, performance and style, Caldera is one of the world’s most trusted hot tub brands. Established in 1976, Caldera is owned by Watkins Manufacturing Corporation, the acknowledged global hot tub leader. Watkins is a division of Masco Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, whose fine home products include Delta® faucets, KraftMaid® cabinets, and Behr® paints. Caldera spas are sold through a network of independent retailers throughout North America and internationally.
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