Here are some great tips to help you figure out how to reconnect with your inner child:
Laughter makes us feel better physically, mentally and spiritually. When we laugh endorphin are released. Endorphins make us feel happy, less stressed and overall more carefree and full of joy. We relax and pain decreases. Laughing has been known to increase the immune system and overall strengthen the body. In general children laugh more than adults. Just because we are grownups doesn’t mean we have to quit laughing. Laughing is evidence we are happy, our mind and bodies are working, and we are just better to be around.
2. Take Personal Time
Schedule time for yourself that is completely free of interruptions. Try starting your morning with yoga or mediation, going for a walk or run. Peruse the aisles of your favorite store. Start a new hobby. It is perfectly acceptable and healthy to do things away from your family and career. The benefits you will see in both your personal life and professional life will be worth it.
3. Let Go of What You Can’t Control
We want to control everything; our lives, our partners lives, and even our children. We want to be in control at work and every situation in our personal life. That’s just not realistic. Trying to control everyone and everything renders ourselves and others powerless. It isn’t possible to control everyone and everything, and even attempting to do so is crushing and exhausting. Not to mention, incredibly unhealthy, mentally and physically. The more we try to control everything life, the more we separate ourselves from our inner child. The inner child is accepting and finds the joy and positivity in every situation. Letting go of control of others and situations is actually being more accepting of others and ourselves.
4. Go Outside and Play
Being outside in nature is one of the easiest ways to relieve stress and help look at life a little clearer. Take a walk on a trail, breath deep, observe the animals and admire the flora and fauna. Time time to truly enjoy your surroundings and let it all soak in.
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The effect music can have mentally, physically emotionally and for some even spiritually, is like nothing else I have ever encountered. When we sing along or dance to our favorite tines, we express ourselves in a way that improves our health and overall well being. Make a playlist, stomp your feet, flail your arms and dance like no one is watching.
6. Play with kids
When your kids ask you to play, go out and play with them. You might find that it is you that actually needs a little play time anyway. Forget the excuses and all the things you “need” to do. Children are only little for so long and you don’t want to miss out. Learn from them and tap into their imagination and fun-loving, carefree nature. The work, the chores, the to-do list will all still be there tomorrow. You might as well make today great!
7. Don’t Forget to Daydream
Close your eyes, lean back and dream. Dream small and dream big. Plan a dream vacation down to the most minute of details. Envision your dream job and what it will feel like to have it. Silently reflect your greatest passions in life and formulate a plan to bring them to life. When you open your eyes, write down all the things you dreamt of and then go chase after them. The stresses in life aren’t going anywhere, but our inner child might if we don’t pay attention to them.