Finding Your Inner Child

Nov 21, 2013
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We spend most of our earlier years wanting to be older. In fact, I distinctly remember a younger version of myself counting down the days to her 18th birthday with the idea that was when life would really start.

Back then I couldn’t wait to finish school, move out of home and go to parties where there was a strict “No Kids Allowed” policy. The desire for real independence meant I looked past the things that were good about being a kid and toward my future as an adult.

However now that I am older and dare I say wiser, I have found myself yearning for simpler times.

It sounds ridiculous but sometimes I can’t help but feel a little jealous when my son gets to play dress-up and there isn’t a costume big enough for me. And there are days when I am so anxious and full of worry that I am convinced I have forgotten what it feels like to be carefree.

But rather than spend my days reminiscing, I have decided to look for new ways to reconnect with my inner child.

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So without further ado, I have my 3 steps for acting like a child in a good way:

  • Step 1: Turn the music up LOUD. So what if the neighbours complain, I am going to turn my living room into a dancehall and I would really like to see anyone try to stop me! 
  • Step 2: Colour in outside the lines. For something so simple, it is amazing how liberating it can be to colour in outside the lines.  The great thing is that you don’t even have to spend money on a new colouring in book, you can just use your kids!
  • Step 3: Love unconditionally. Okay, this one is actually hard but if we could learn to love the same way little kids do I am sure the world us adults live in would be a much better place.

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