The relationship between the family and individual has a considerable impact on further development and progress in almost all spheres in later life. According to Raheja (2021), the family’s influence covers the person’s physical, mental, and emotional health. Additionally, habits and values associated with various areas of life, including health, finance, relationships, and travels, are initially indicated in a family environment. Raheja (2021) highlighted that “young children are like sponges” that absorb the habits and views of their parents or caregivers at the early stages of their life.
I have learned essential information regarding the main spheres of life and the organization pattern based on my family’s experience. For example, in organizing their finances, my family distributes their income by categories saving approximately one-tenth of their overall revenue, including taxes. I also follow this scheme so that I can keep a specific percentage of finances. Despite finding this helpful habit, I think it requires certain modifications such as investment. Directing the money to the appropriate resource is a common practice among my friend’s family, so I desire to introduce this practice to my family as well.
Talking about my health, my family taught me to follow a healthy lifestyle. I believe that the traditions of family sports gatherings and healthy dinners would help me keep my body in shape. Moreover, I plan to continue this pattern in my own family. On the other hand, my relationships are mostly correlated to the model of my parent’s relationships. I recently noticed that I look for similar emotional supportive behavior in my partner. Although the model presented by my family is not perfect, I think their relationships are healthy and productive. Therefore, I want to follow this scenario of relationships.
Raheja, S. (2021). How your family relationships influence you.