Spontaneous and enthusiastic, children naturally embrace life to the fullest. So why not imitate them? Here are 5 rules to follow to reconnect with your inner child.
Allow yourself to be amazed
“Look at the flower, mom…” Who has never heard a child marvel at a plant, an object or even a simple cake? This boundless enthusiasm, innate in children, is an inner desire to learn. He plays, discovers and dares, which allows him to grow and flourish. Through this wonder, the child therefore invites us to see the present as a gift, to perceive the extraordinary in the ordinary. So why not get started now and reconnect with your child’s eyes?
“When I grow up, I’ll be a firefighter! Or a tiger trainer!“Children love to dream. And they are right! Over the years, we quickly put aside our biggest dreams, even though we had promised ourselves to one day backpack around the world or to become a pastry chef. Implementing concrete actions to achieve your dreams is (always) possible. The right attitude? Start by formulating your projects, while keeping a positive state of mind.
Be in the present moment
Dropping the children off at school, rushing to work, going to meetings, making medical appointments, cleaning… Daily life sets the pace for our lives and our minds. It’s then difficult to take the time and savor the present moment. Children, on the other hand, naturally live in full awareness: the past and the future – and all the anxieties that go with them – are notions that have little or no influence over them. Only what happens now matters. So why not try to imitate them? We start by turning off our phone and giving ourselves a “real break”, whether in the shower or in bed. The objective: to concentrate on the moment and on your feelings.
Do what you love
If this advice seems simplistic, it is common, in adulthood, to respond to the needs of others and not to our own: we force ourselves to say yes (for a dinner at the neighbor’s house, for a lunch with colleagues, for a tournament football…) while our whole being thinks no. The idea here is to reconnect with your inner child: you only do what you feel like doing, even if it means rewatching your favorite series for the tenth time or staying in bed on a Saturday night.
Good in his body, good in his head!
Free your emotions
If the entourage is often mixed when they watch the youngest cry “because the ladybug flew away” ; he is the one who is right: he releases his emotion, without fear or modesty. As an adult, externalizing his feelings and emotions is often more difficult, for fear of the gaze of others or for shame , but it would be wrong to deprive yourself of it: the relief is almost instantaneous.