Three Ways to Nurture your Inner Child
Why do grownups become so pedantic and stubborn?
Maybe it is because we fail to nurture the inner child in happy ways, so the inner child throws tantrums and misbehaves!
There are so many ways to nurture the inner child. It starts when we first acknowledge that within us resides a remnant of childhood self, who still wants to explore and enjoy life as only a child can.
How can we honor this inner child in healthy, helpful ways? Here are three ways to try.
Sing and Dance.
Music is a fact of every child’s life. Every child sings, dances and performs, and most try a musical instrument. By the time we are grown, only the most talented continue to explore music.
Regardless of our level of expertise or talent, there is always a way for us to enjoy the creativity of music with the joy of a child. Take a lesson, join a band, purchase an instrument or just go dancing.
Children have favorite colors, and delight in wearing, eating and creating colorful things. When we grow up we trade our crayons and markers for black pens, and our color clothes for neutral-toned business suits. You inner child will squeal with delight when you welcome color back into your life.
Why not, swim, ride a bike, blow bubbles or fly a kite? Your adult self needs the exercise, and your inner child will thank you.