With a new year often come resolutions. Many people focus on personal goals, but there are awesome resolutions you can make with your family to promote a safer, more peaceful year. It’s always good to have goals, especially when you have great resources to help you make them a reality. These ideas aren’t very difficult, but can have a great impact on your family’s life. Check out extra resources under each of the following 5 suggestions.
Make emergency plans- It can be stressful to think about all the emergencies that could happen to your family, but being prepared isn’t as hard as you might think. It is very important to have a plan in case of a fire or natural disaster at home. Writing down and practicing these plans with your family is a good activity for a free day and will help cement them in your family’s mind.
Make safety a part of everyday life- Normalizing safety activities in your family will benefit you for years to come. It can be as simple as making sure you practice safety in front of your kids and explain to them why. You can also incorporate things like personal safety and home security in the games and activities your family does, so that it becomes a natural part of their lives.
Evaluate the safety of your neighborhood– Whether you just moved in or have lived in the same house for the last 20 years, a check-up of your surroundings might be in order. With a couple of quick steps, you can get a pretty good picture of what risks you might face in your own neighborhood and you can then take steps to improve your family’s safety.
Make an I.D. document– This is an easy resolution you can bring back every year. Having up-to-date information about the members of your family makes it easy to supply that info to law enforcement in an emergency situation. Making an ID document isn’t very difficult and should be updated yearly.
Focus on Peace of Mind– Stress and worry can really have a negative impact on your family’s health and wellbeing. It can be hard to avoid these emotions, but finding a strategy that works for you is a good resolution to explore. Start by finding some main areas of stress/worry and thinking of specific ways to address them.