Ask most people and they’d tell you that technology has had a bad influence on relationships. There’s a notion that technology takes people apart, especially families. As International Day of Families is almost here, it’s time to take a critical look at this notion. Many of us might have seen some representation of a family where everyone is engrossed on their own smartphone/laptop/TV and nobody is talking to each other. However, that might have more to do with a way of life rather than technology itself.
What if we told you that technology can bring people together? No, we’re not talking about faster modes of communication or things like video calls. There are many gadgets and ways to use them that can bring a family closer and keep it happy, together – in some cases, better than a technology-free way of living can. Curious? Here’s how.
Watch movies together
Enjoying a movie from the comfort of your own living room has its perks. Nobody to hush you when you talk, infinite loo-breaks without missing anything, an unlimited supply of your favourite homemade snacks – we could keep going. On top of that, if you can indulge in all of that with your family, what do you have to lose? Well, you would miss the amazing picture quality and sound experience that theatres offer... or would you? This is where technology can surprise you.
An 85-inch 4K Smart TV can be as close as it can get to the movie screen experience at home. With support for all the popular streaming apps, you’d never be out of things to watch.
Coupled with the right home theater system, your movie experience at home will be nothing short of extraordinary!
Enjoy music together
While listening to music on headphones and earphones has its own benefits, music, as an experience, was always intended to appeal communally. Hence, instead of plugging in your own individual headphones and earphones, we recommend using Bluetooth speakers to enjoy music. The JBL Boombox can be the one and only speaker you will ever need, whether you’re indoors or outside. With its multi-device support, nobody gets accused of monpolising the playlist!
Eat healthy together
‘A family that eats together, stays together’ - this adage has been heard by many. There’s no time more important for it than now, in today’s fast paced world. However, it’s not just about eating together, it is also important to eat healthy together. To stay at the top of your health and experience joyful times with your family, you need be conscious about what you, and everybody else in your family, consumes. A great way to start off is to get a juicer.
Cutting out oil from your diet can be a remarkable way to eat healthier as well – which is where an air fryer can satisfy your needs.
Stay healthy together
Eating healthy is great, but not enough nowadays to stay healthy. Due to air pollution rising to unprecedented levels, it is important that your family breathes clean air as much as possible. You can ensure that by getting an air purifier.
Additionally, the water we drink can be the carrier of infectious germs and microorganisms. It is important to ensure that the water you drink is pure, and the best way to do that is to get a water purifier for your family.
Make family memories together
Photographs might have transcended largely into the digital realm, but they haven’t lost any importance for family memories. We click pictures with our families all the time, and we should ensure we’re doing it the best way. Get yourself a Nikon D-5600 to get the best family photographs for all vacations and occasions.
Don’t forget to throw a tripod into the mix, so that you can also be a part of some pictures. Even if you skip the DSLR, getting a tripod that comes with a smartphone holder is also a great idea.
Contrary to what you might expect, multiplayer games are a great way to spend quality time with your family. Once the learning curve for the new gamers has been overcome, you’ll find family members, young and old alike, looking forward to enthralling gaming sessions.
With the right TV and sound system in place, as mentioned above, you can even have an audience of other family members enjoying your gameplay.
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