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06 September 2015

Simple ways to escape adulting

As I grow older I find myself saying more and more often "I just can't adult today". I just can't adult any day to be honest! Even though I don't have as many responsibilities as other older people, being in my twenties, I'm entering the magical stressful world of adults and sometimes... you just need a break!

Today I decided to share some simple ways to escape adulting and let your inner child out. So here are some things that are supposed to be for children, but it's totally acceptable to do when you're an adult:

  1. Watch a movie or tv show for kids. Watch a movie or a tv show that reminds you of your childhood, or one that is intended for kids. For example, re-watch some episodes of Lizzie McGuire, or watch the movie Enchanted. 
  2. Try coloring or drawing. One thing that always takes me back to my childhood is lying on the floor and drawing. If you're not that good, you can stick to simply coloring. If you don't have a coloring book, I recommend you try the app Colorfy
  3. Read a children's book for adults. I would recommend The little prince. 
  4. Listen to music from your childhood. You know what music you used to like and listen too. When I was young, I listened to Spanish music. And in case you were wondering, this is what my childhood sounded like.
  5. Go outside. I don't know about you, but when I was a kid I used to spend a lot of time outside. Go to a park, do bubbles, jump into puddles, ride a bike… just enjoy the outdoors! And remember: when it comes to pedestrian crossings, you're only allowed to step on the white lines! And the lines that define the end of the tiles? You'd better not step on those! 
  6. Play with kids. This may make you feel old part of the time, when you notice you don't have their energy anymore. But I'm sure you will forget you're an adult with other responsibilities while you're playing with them. 
  7. Sing and dance. When you're a child, everyone enjoys watching you sing and dance. No kid is bad at it, they're all simply cute! But as you grow up… it's like you're no longer allowed to do any of these unless you're super talented. Sing out loud. Dance as if nobody was watching.
  8. Eat a meal from your childhood. I don't know why it feels like once you grow up, some foods become forbidden. When was the last time you ate alphabet soup? I can't even remember the last time I did! 
  9. Candy. I do eat a lot of junk food. But I don't eat candy that much. So maybe eating some will make you feel like a child again. 
  10. Have a stuffed animal keep you company. Find or choose your favorite now and share as many of these activities with it as you can. Cuddle with it, talk to it, and if you didn't name it when you were a kid, then do it now! 

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  1. Yaaasss, I'm all about escaping adulting haha! There's this little kid show I always watch when I get too stressed that is called "Charlie and Lola". Yes, yes I know it's for the wee little ones, but I just adore that show and can't wait to watch it with my own little girl---it makes me feel like a child all over again <3
    She Will Be

    1. I hadn't heard of that show before. I will definitely need to check it out now!

  2. What brilliant ideas! Love watching SpongeBob square pants, when procrastinating and ignoring all adult responsibilities x

    1. Adult responsibilities are just... no. Nobody can deal with them at full time...

  3. great list! I cant say that I'm adult yet, but these are also great from escaping the reality that soon i'll be adult.

    Dice, Wildest Heart

    1. I'm not completely an adult either but I feel like I'm getting there and I'm not liking it! haha

  4. I'm so scared of being an adult haha! I loved this post :) x

    Phoebe | Phoebe’s Diaries

    1. I'm so scared too! And so happy you liked it!

  5. This brought back the old days, dear. xx I know I'm only a teen, but that doesn't wash away the intense feelings of nostalgia we all get sometimes. xx
    ~ Sanjana

    1. I know! I'm not like super old either, but... yeah!

  6. I actually had turkey dinosaurs for tea the other day, so many childhood feels! <3
    Love Vicki | victoriajanex.co.uk

    1. Food for kids is just so much better! Isn't it?

  7. Singing & dancing is definitely my favourite one of these! Whenever I see my little cousins I practically force them to dance to Disney songs with me just so I can feel little again haha x


    1. That's the best thing I read today! I bet you are their favorite cousin. At least, you'd be mine!

  8. Aw this is such a cute post! Sometimes I can't stand being an adult and when things get too much watch Despicable Me - its my favourite film and it never fails to cheer me up. I also really want to purchase an adult colouring book. All these tips sound great for when life gets a bit stressful - I'll definitely be saving this for future reference :) x
    Charlotte's Road

  9. Haha great ideas for when you don't want to adult.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  10. Such a lovely blogpost! Being an adult is no fun! I love being childish. Candy is always great!

  11. I cringe whenever I call myself an adult (because I still identify as an angsty, hormonally-imbalanced, struck-by-existential-crisis teenager) but I'm of the legal age so I think my viewpoint on this is justified? Haha.

    Anyway, I think watching children's movies or reading children's novels for adult (The Little Prince is an excellent choice!) are my favourite ways of getting in touch with the child that lives within me. Stuffed animals, too, are great!

    Confession: I sleep with a 4 feet tall teddy bear named Snowy which I had since I was a baby. And they call me an adult.

    Hahah, I loved this post!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

  12. Adulting sucks at times... Love your tips♥♥♥


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