I try to get everything I want from life without sacrificing time with my family.
In short, he did it so my brothers and I needn’t do the same.
Years later, I work hard to keep the balance and make sure the family’s a foremost concern in my life—but I could do better. The blog, the job and other distractions mean I’m not always as present as I’d like to be, and I always intend to make myself as available to Sarah and the boys as I can.
But you know what they say—”if wishes were fishes, we’d all cast nets.” I’ll need more than intent to make it work!
Project Smart Furniture
So how did they do it?
With a smart couch—yes, a smart couch—serving as a centralised family-time hotspot tracking the Ahluwalia family with personal tracking devices.
It made sense—the living room serves as a central location for gathering and spending family time together, so it was the perfect place to get some stats on whether the Ahluwalias could buck the trend and make more of the precious minutes they had each day.
What I Learned — What We Can ALL Learn from Leon’s Project Smart Furniture
I aim to be home by 5:45 each night for dinner. It’s not always possible (I’m in a financial shop—getting home at year-end while the boys are awake at all is an accomplishment), but that goal keeps me focused on making the effort to be continually present for my family.
I hope this inspires you to make the most of the time with your family! Let’s all do our best to spend our days in a family way!
Until the next,
*Here, “together” means any time two or more family members are in the same place
Disclaimer: Leon’s provided compensation for this post, but I thoroughly agree with everything that Project Smart Furniture stands for!