Lost Your Inner Child? Embrace Your Inner Child With These 5 Fun Tips
Do you often find yourself envious of the seemingly care-free joy of children, hoping to once again embrace your inner child? Wishing that you too, could once again see the world from those same inquisitive eyes, if only for a moment?
A child’s world is one of curiosity, wild self-expression and a continual pursuit of entertainment. We all know what it is like to be a child. After all, we’ve all been there once! But do any of us ever think to go back to that optimistic, youthful perspective? As adults that have become burdened with responsibilities and obligations, it can be all too easy to lose touch with that inner child that once had big dreams and so much joy to express.
As we progress from childhood into adulthood, it is with reluctance that we find ourselves taking on the responsibility of a 9-5 job, financial worries, fear and an ever-growing suspicion of the world that we live in. A world, which the media can teach us, that is not to be trusted.
As adults, we lose the untarnished, clear seeing eyes of a child; leaving us incapable of experiencing the uninhibited joy that we were able to experience during our younger years. Life becomes less of a joy and more of a struggle, or even a competition or to-do list.
But life doesn’t have to be this way! If you thought that you had cut all ties with your inner child, then it is time to get back in touch. Embrace your inner child and reclaim the joy that you once saw in the world.
How To Embrace Your Inner Child
Read on for 5 fun ways to embrace your inner child.
1. Forget What You See On The News
In our media and news obsessed culture, we are bombarded on a 24/7 basis with images of violence, destruction, and negativity. We allow ourselves to become absorbed in what the media has to teach us in the belief that we need to stay abreast of current affairs and the world’s situation. However, have we ever stopped to think about how all of this negativity may be impacting on our own lives and view of the world?
The news thrives off of our negativity. It instills a fear in us that makes us wary of the world and the potential dangers that it holds for us.
So, next time the news comes on the television, try switching over. Instead, try giving your attention to the positivity and beauty that this world has to offer you. As a child you were innocent to the worries of the world; allow yourself some of this innocence once again, if only for a short period of time.
2. Be Selfish
As long as you are not hurting anybody in the process, there is nothing wrong with occasional selfishness. Being happy is about doing what makes you happy, nobody else.
As children, we live for ourselves and our own happiness. We do not understand how our actions may impact on others and cannot see a world outside of ourselves; as a result, we strive for our own selfish pleasure and only seek out the things that make us happiest.
As adults, we understand that the world is much, much bigger than ourselves and that our actions and choices impact on others. This is what gives us empathy, compassion, and love; beautiful things that not one of us should go without.
However, sometimes we take our responsibility for others a bit too far and allow what others may or may not think of us to determine our choices, even if this means going against what makes us truly happy.
So, when the occasion calls for it, be selfish. Choose to do what makes you happy, nobody else.
3. Don’t Lose Sight Of Your Dreams
As children, we believe anything to be possible. The world is our oyster and no dream is too big that we cannot achieve it.
So what happens to our dreams as we grow up? They fade into obscurity as the seeming realities of adult life and the fears and restricting beliefs that we develop bring them to a halt. Don’t let your dreams fade, they are often our most precious possession.
4. Demand Entertainment
Children are known to devote hours in pursuit of entertainment, laughter, and fun. As children, we are given permission to do this from our teachers and parents, who encourage us to enjoy playtime and explore the things that we love.
It is our responsibility as adults to give ourselves our own permission to have fun and seek out entertainment. The healing and positive benefits of laughter have been proven innumerable and a life lived in pursuit of laughter and fun is no doubt one that is lived without regrets.
5. Smile More
As adults, we become more guarded and cautious. We hold back from showing too much emotion and are specially reserved with strangers.
As children, we are the complete opposite! We will gladly give a smile to any passer-by. We express our emotions freely, for the entire world to see.
The lesson in this is that as adults we should allow our inner child to shine through more often, to become better connected with others. We should smile more! A smile costs nothing but can do so much good; it aligns our positive energies, connects us with others and best of all, it is contagious!
You never know, a simple smile in the direction of a stranger may help to bring out the inner child in them too.
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