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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Read a children's book for adults. I would recommend The little prince.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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!
Question of the Day
Do you still do anything that is considered to be just for kids?
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