Remember the days when you were a kid? You didn’t have much to worry about, except who you were going to share your snacks with or who had cooties in school. Those days were carefree and all about having fun.
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish I could be a kid again”? As an adult, you probably have many times. It’s easy to think back to your childhood and regret that you didn’t spend more time appreciating it.
While you may be an adult now and have real responsibilities, that doesn’t mean you can’t feel like a kid again. In fact, we all need to every now and again. It’s easy to get caught up in work and life but sometimes we have to remind ourselves to live a little and laugh.
Don’t take everything so seriously
As an adult, an important lesson to learn is to take everything you do seriously and do it to the best of your ability. However, there are times when it’s OK to relax a little. Learn not to take everything so seriously. While it may seem irresponsible, it will help you look at the bigger picture. Don’t sweat the small things when they don’t matter in the end. Not everything will go your way and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Don’t stress over the things you can’t control.
When was the last time you did something spontaneous, crazy, or spur of the moment? As kids, we don’t think, we just do. Of course, that’s not a good way to go through your adult life. But every once in awhile, those are the moments you need. We can tend to schedule everything down to the last minute. While it keeps us on track, we also have to remember to take a few moments here and there and do something that isn’t on our list. Be a little wild and crazy every now and then. You never know what new idea can come out of it.
As a society and as adults, we all tend to worry too much. We worry about work, money, our families, etc. – the list can go on and on. Worrying is not always negative. It keeps us grounded and makes us realize what more we have to accomplish. At the same time, we need to learn to stop worrying so much. Most of the time, it isn’t healthy. Learn to accept the circumstances for what they are. If you can’t change them, there’s no use worrying over it.
Laugh a little more
And finally, laugh. As kids, we found laughter and humor in such basic things. Learn to do that as an adult. Find happiness in whatever you do: it’s there.