Finding time to care for holistic wellness can be a challenge. There are so many aspects of health that require tending and only so many hours in the day.

We all want to cultivate a robust social life, find time for movement, prepare healthy meals and fit in space for meditation or quiet. And, that doesn’t even address the desire to improve our environment and care for our community, much less to read good books.

The list of things we “should” be doing is seemingly endless. So, how can you balance your wellness needs with all the other pressures on your time? And what does this have to do with watching a game show with your family?

Here’s the thing; you can’t do it all. At least not all separately. In order to care for your wellness, you need to be creative and efficient. Plus, you need to blend wellness activities to meet multiple needs at once.

The More You Blend, the Healthier You’ll Be

Blending Intellectual and Social Wellness

Investing time in meaningful relationships makes us happier and prevents loneliness. It also improves many markers of physical health. (1) There is no substitute for time spent together. Our well-being depends on it, but often in the busyness of life, it can feel difficult to achieve.

Cultivating intellectual wellness is essential to our overall health and longevity. Engaging in activities that challenge our brain and increase our knowledge keeps us mentally sharp. In addition, it prevents cognitive decline as we age. (2) Doing enjoyable things like watching game shows is not only entertaining; it is improving our intellectual health. The only problem is finding the time.

Instead of doing one activity to boost your intellectual wellness and another activity to connect with your family and improve your social health, why not watch a game show with your loved ones? Instead of treating these two needs as separate tasks, bring them together.

Why You Should Watch a Game Show with Your Family

Benefits of Watching a Game Show Together

Besides all the fun you are likely to have watching a show like Jeopardy or Family Feud, you will benefit from increased intellectual and social wellness.

Having a family activity that everyone looks forward to will keep you more connected. This is especially important as children get older and seek more fulfillment in friendship and independent activities. Game shows that require quick thinking and a competitive spirit are ideal for holding everyone’s attention and keeping them engaged.

Challenging your brain to be quick on the uptake and find answers and connections between topics has many mental health benefits. And, if you’re laughing and enjoying yourself at the same time, you will learn more and retain a greater amount of information. (3)

Finding a game show you can enjoy with your loved ones is an ideal wellness booster.

The More You Blend, the Healthier You’ll Be

A holistic picture of wellness requires us to re-imagine how we meet our need for health in all aspects of life. Therefore, the more we can create a wellness lifestyle that blends beneficial activities together, the greater levels of health we will experience.

Watching a game show with your family is one beautiful example of blending your care for your intellectual wellness with your deep need for social connection. But, the opportunities to take this mindset of integrating your wellness needs into all other areas of life are truly endless.

Pay attention to what areas of wellness you need to improve. And, then be creative in blending as many activities as makes sense for you. Thus, almost all wellness activities are better with your social group. Plus, you can incorporate intellectual activities into many other areas.

You may not be able to do it all, but with a bit of flexibility and imagination, you can do so much for your health and the health of those around you.