Act your age!
Aren’t you too old for that?
No No No! Let’s get back to basics to help us get a little happiness in the moment. Keep reading and see how.
The other day I was reading a blog that suggested adults should do colouring in as it can provide stress relief. So does this tie in any way to the fact that children often seem so carefree?
I get the fact that children don’t have mortgages; I’m not missing the obvious. What I mean is when they see a bubble floating in the air they watch it or try and catch it, but either way they are focused right here, in this moment. Are they better at being present for each moment than adults? I think so.
Who instils all this fear, shame and embarrassment on us for expressing our ‘inner child’? How about you ignore them and try a few things from the following list. With Halloween you may already have had the chance to dress-up, if you dared!
Try these to bring some happiness back:
- Colouring in, drawing, doodling
- Smiling and waving at strangers
- Jumping on trampolines
- Climbing trees, visiting tree-houses
- Giggling uncontrollably
- Randomly dancing around
- Eating Birthday cake
- Jumping into pools (don’t hurt yourself!)
- Playing hide and go seek
- Doing exactly what we want instead of what others expect
- Learning new things (try an instrument or a language!)
- Playing tips
- Being silly
- Playing video games
- Kicking puddles (too afraid to get a bit messy?)
- Singing at the top of your lungs or in the rain
- Swinging on a swing (careful here, don’t push the size limit of the baby seats!)