Enrich Your Life... It's Child's Play!
From time to time, we all need to step back, center ourselves and evaluate how life's treating us. Are we stressed, tired and disinterested? Or, are we happy, energetic and excited? Maybe somewhere in between? Are you wanting to enrich your life? It's time for a psychological "spring cleaning", an assessment of what we want to keep and build on and, what we would like to modify or completely get rid of. We've all developed qualities that have been nurtured throughout our lives. Little individual personalities that make us unique. Sometimes we have to rediscover and re-energize these traits to bring more meaning, fulfillment and excitement to life. Let me show you how you can rediscover the joy of life. As responsible adults, we have a tendency to become too serious, too caught up in our work and careers, too worried about things we have no control over. All this negative stuff makes life a "pain in the ass". There's one simple thing we can all do to make living fun again. Unlock Your Inner-Child! That's right, let that little devil reemerge. Coax them out of their sleep, like a child, sometimes it's hard to do but, once they're awake, it's hard to slow them down.
As children, we didn't have a care in the world. All we were concerned about was having a good time, discovering new and exciting things and creating our own little pleasure bubbles. We can still do it now, as adults. Really! Smile, take a deep breath and follow me!
Put aside all your daily responsibilities for a minute. What makes a child's life so different from an adults? It's all about attitude. Integrate these childhood attitudes into your life and notice the difference.
Be Wise...Do Something Stupid
As kids, we could find a way to have fun with a rock or a twig. As adults, are we too wise for our own good? Sure we all have responsibilities and obligations that become mundane and are pure drudgery. So we think? Sounds like an attitude problem to me! Change that way of thinking and your whole way of life will benefit. The mind is a funny thing, you can trick it into almost anything. Pretend (like a child) that you absolutely love paying your bills or going to that meeting and you'll be amazed how your attitude changes. Just simply smiling during trying times changes your demeanor instantly. Try it sometime. Do you set aside time everyday to play? To do the things you enjoy. If not, why not? No time? BS! Whether it's 1-2 hours or 20 minutes, playtime will reawaken your inner child and enrich your life.
A child has a certain reckless abandon, a courage to attempt things that intrigue them no matter the consequences. Sure they may make mistakes or hurt themselves but, that's how they learn and grow. Is fear holding you back from doing something you've always wanted to try? If so, your cheating yourself. Why not give it a shot? You could stumble upon something you really enjoy or are talented at. Most things we accomplish in life happen because we step out of our comfort zone. Break down those barriers, double dare yourself! Let that devil-may-care attitude win every once in a while. I'll guarantee, attempting something bold and different will reignite that fire for having fun. Like a child "LIVE AND LEARN".
Of course, as children, we were dependent on Mom and Dad to provide us food, clothing, and whatever else was necessary to make us healthy and happy. Whatever the economic circumstance, kids always have a way to keep life fresh and fun. They use their imagination. Do we lose that ability as we get older? No, we're too busy wallowing in our sorrow, greed and jealousies. Appreciate what you have and use it as a resource for that creative genius we all have locked up inside us. This also applies to our talents, our knowledge/ expertise and our favorite activities. Find new ways to change things up. At work, let your creative juices flow, reorder your normal schedule, do the things you enjoy the most, FIRST. Take all the boring stuff and procrastinate, procrastinate, procrastinate! At home if you enjoy cooking, explore a new cuisine or find an ingredient you've never used before and experiment with it. If you enjoy exercise, try a new routine or challenge yourself by making your workout more intense. If you're an internet junkie, create a personal blog where you can share the interesting things you discover with the world. Or better yet, join HubPages! At times, we all find ourselves needing something new and different, these are some suggestions to keep life exciting and fresh. Allow that imaginative child in you to dream.
We've all seen it. The unbounded energy and enthusiasm that kids have. We can recapture that playfulness, fearlessness and inventiveness. When life gets stale and uninteresting just reprogram your mind and ask yourself the question WWACD (What would a child do)?
Enrich your life.... It really is child's play!
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