Resolve to Spend More Time With Your Family and Friends This Year
As always, after the holidays come the New Year's resolutions. Nearly everyone sets a few goals this time of year (with weight loss often on the top of the list after the holiday celebrations). This year, why not consider some other important parts of your life — like spending time with friends and family at special events to help strengthen your personal relationships? At PaNosh Kosher Catering, we know just how to provide event services for special celebrations with delicious kosher foods.
It's the People
With very few exceptions, most people will tell you that it's the relationships they have with friends and family that are really important. Strengthening those relationships does take effort, but it's time well spent. Two of the most important New Year's resolutions you can make are to schedule the time together and to be fully present. Life is busy, and it's easy to let time slip away. It's also easy to be distracted by other things going on in your life instead of giving the person you're with your full attention. Resolve to schedule regular meetings: a lunch date, dinner together, a walk in the park (be sure to dress warmly – after all, it's winter in Chicago!). Second, resolve to give the other person your full attention; put away the electronic media and actively listen.
Other New Year's resolutions can help you build relationships. Perhaps you're the sort of person who finds it difficult to be in a crowd – even one made up of family and friends. Your resolution could center around building self-confidence or social skills. You might be the sort who has to do it all and are so exhausted by the time the special event rolls around that you get no pleasure from the gathering. You could resolve to ask for help (remember, that doesn't mean you can hang over the shoulders of the helpers trying to control everything they do). Don't forget to be lavish with praise and thanks; in the first place, it's polite, and in the second, you want to encourage people to help you again in the future. If you feel like you're losing touch, you might resolve to make one phone call a week to friends or family members with whom you want to strengthen a connection. Although email is convenient, you often lose something in translation, and it's just not as personal as hearing someone's voice. Of course, a face-to-face connection is even better!
Remember, special celebrations don't just happen during the holidays. Whether it's a bar or bat mitzvah, a traditional Jewish wedding, Shabbat, Kiddush or just something like a family brunch, PaNosh Kosher Catering can plan the event, provide unique, delicious kosher food and even handle the clean-up afterward. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you achieve your goals of building relationships through special family events in Buffalo Grove and the greater Chicago area.