Holistic Horizons

The Inner Child

Published on 7 February 2017 by Mari Duffy

You don't stop having fun when you get old, you get old when you stop having fun!

How many of us, once in adulthood, get the chance to link back into our Inner Child? When life becomes so hectic, chaotic, stressful and mundane, taking time out to laugh, have simple fun, be creative or artistic seems just like a waste of time and often we are never relaxed enough to fully enjoy the fun anyway.

Children find fun in the simple things of life and we can learn so much from them. Try to set aside an hour or two each week to reach your Inner Child. What simple things did you love to do as a child?

Was it going to the park or walking across the fields? Perhaps it was getting involved in art or music? Or did you love playing board games with your family? Was there anything you yearned to do as a child but never had the opportunity?

Try to have fun - childlike fun - at least once a week. Re read those favourite children's books or read the new children's books. If you have children or grandchildren make a special effort to play with them and give them your undivided attention - you will BOTH love it.

Most of all ENJOY the activity, whatever you choose, learn to take life a little less seriously and your life will be enriched.

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