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Home : Feed Your Spirit : Your Life, Better
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A dozen ways to find more time for your family

Written by Martin B. Copenhaver


No one on their death bed ever said, "I wished I’d spent more time at work." Use these 12 suggestions to seize more moments for what matters most — those you love.


1

 
Turn off the television.


2

 

Eat dinner together.


3

 

Don't check e-mail in the evening.


4

 

Fold laundry or do dishes together.


5

 

Whatever you used to love to do together—do it again.


6

 

Go out for breakfast.


6

 

No headphones in the car.


8

 

Run errands together and stop for ice-cream.


9

 

Designate a "cell-phone-free zone" in your home.


10

 

Go to worship and talk about it on the way home.


11

 

Realize that no one “finds” time—you have to take time.


12

 

Turn off the computer right now.


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The Rev.  Martin B. Copenhaver is Senior Pastor of  Wellesley Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, in Wellesley, Mass. His new book, This Odd and Wondrous Calling: the Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers,  co-authored with Lillian Daniel, has just been published. 

 

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