Plumb Smart Inc - September 2019


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The Plumb Smart Story 1

Anger May Be Harming Your Heart

A Day in the Life of a Plumber 2

Classic Apple Crisp

Spotlighting the LoKal Restaurant 3

How to Keep Your Family Close in a Busy World 4

How to Keep Your Family Close in a Busy World

If you feel like you’ve hardly seen your kids since the school year started, you’re not alone. Americans are way too busy — from childhood onward, we’re always running hither and thither, packing in as many after-school activities, work-related meetings, and social engagements as possible. It’s a problem so pervasive that it has a name: time scarcity. Families feel time scarcity keenly after school starts in September, when children’s schedules explode with engagements. But all hope for close ties isn’t lost; there are ways to stay connected with your spouse and kids, even in an increasingly busy world. Here are some ideas from counselors, teachers, and psychologists who claim to have mastered the art. Remember Your Rituals Rituals make up the backbone of individual families and society at large. Most people wouldn’t dream of abandoning their holiday traditions, so why forgo the smaller rituals that bring families together? Whether it’s eating dinner at the same table each evening, watching a movie together every Thursday night, or going on a monthly getaway, make sure these traditions aren’t canceled. If your family doesn’t have many rituals, a great way to connect is to start some.

every minute of it. If you have a rare half-hour at home with one of your kids, make a point to spend it in the same room and try to start a conversation. If you squeeze

in a romantic dinner with your spouse, turn off your phones before the food

comes. Listening to each other without distractions will strengthen your relationship. Hug It Out Physical contact is vital for closeness. When you get the

chance, hug your kids, hold hands with your spouse, and do physical activities as a family, like

hiking, biking, or even playing group sports. It’s been scientifically proven that physical closeness leads to emotional closeness, so if you’re low on time, take advantage of that shortcut!

Make EveryMoment Count As cliche as it sounds, when you don’t have much time together, it’s crucial to be present for



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