I often hear teens and adults say they miss being a kid. They miss mostly playing all day not having a care in the world beyond the day’s drama on the playground. I have this wish to be a kid again sometimes, but most of the time I don’t think this. That’s because I don’t think we really ever have to give up getting to act like a kid.
I still love coloring, swinging from monkey bars, and watching Disney movies (just watched Up!) Sometimes when I get together with a friend we will get out the coloring books or go to a playground. Sure I also have to study for exams and remember to pay rent but why should we have to choose between either fun or responsibility? I find I’m most relaxed when I make sure to make time for both. We can’t avoid our worries forever but it doesn’t hurt to laugh and play around for a few hours like a kid to give yourself a well-deserved break.
Having simple fun is a healthy part of life. Don’t forget to take a little time to act like a kid again. You’d be surprised how much less daunting responsibilities feel afterwards. Whenever I get very stressed I’m going to work hard to make sure I remember to do this and to get some laughter into my life.
What silly fun or adventure are you going to have today?