Remember How to Live, Laugh, and Love Like a Child

· May 5, 2016

Many people think adulthood implies that your life is full of responsibilities, anxiety, and doubt. Maybe that’s why some adults want to live like their children when they’re in their forties. Others are so full of doubts and complaints that they drop everything and run away.

If you’ve arrived at that point in your life, it’s time to follow the example of children. They know how to live, laugh, and love so naturally that it seems like nothing negative exists in their lives.

“Children see magic because they look for it.”

-Christopher Moore-

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Rediscover what makes you shine

Children are like suns that light up everything in their path. They really don’t know what it means to worry about the future or responsibilities.

They never feel embarrassed over falling and getting up again, making mistakes, or showing their feelings.

You should keep all of these characteristics in mind so you can start to live, laugh, and love like a child again. Every day, you should give yourself time to discover and get excited over the little things.

There is no magical prescription that can get rid of your worries. But you should let yourself see reality through a more positive and enthusiastic perspective.

What can you do to live, laugh, and love like a child?

1. Laugh as much as you can and whenever you have the opportunity

You don’t need to go through life making silly jokes or teasing others. This doesn’t work. What I mean is developing a sense of humor that makes you happy.

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”

-Victor Hugo-

2. Trust your superpowers

Who doesn’t have superpowers? I challenge you to think of five good things about yourself. Remember, they don’t have to be super surprising abilities.

Are you able to make other people forget their problems with your jokes? Can you make a delicious pasta dish? These are only two examples, but not the last or the least. A superpower is simply something that makes you unique.

3. Take risks!

Children don’t go through the day asking themselves “Could I do X thing?” or “Do I have the capacity for…” They simply go out and do things. Unfortunately, many adults forget that it’s important to try new things.

When was the last time you did something that made you feel uncomfortable? Anything from going out on a date to going skydiving. Do different things!

“Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.”

-Robert Allen-

4. Go out with your friends

Have you ever noticed that children are always surrounded by friends? This makes them happy because they can share both good and bad moments with them. These moments give us the greatest treasure: memories of the best moments in our lives.

After all, what’s the point of material things and professional success if there’s no one to share it with?

children in a circle

5. Be a rebel

I already know you’ll say that you don’t have the time, or you have too many obligations that you can’t just throw aside. Don’t worry, you don’t have to abandon your job to travel the world (of course it isn’t easy, but it’s possible).

Being a rebel means not conformingHave you fallen into the monotony of the status quo? What are you doing there? Follow your dreams!

Children are always looking for new options, i.e. a new toy or making new friends. They don’t pigeonhole themselves, and this is what allows them to be themselves and develop as people.

“We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?”

-Steve Jobs-

6. Hug your loved ones

If you have children, or at least spend time with children, you already know that they can come out of nowhere and hug you for no reason. Well, actually there is a reason: they want to.

So they show you that they love you, and without a doubt you’ll see them laughing and enjoying the moment. That’s what life is all about.

Don’t be afraid that people will react badly. They might think it’s strange if it’s something you don’t normally do, but afterwards, they’ll feel so good that they’ll make it a part of their lives.

Well? Are you ready to live, laughand love like a child? Don’t let the routine take away your inner child. Whether you’re 20 years old, or 60, I’m sure you can bring your inner child back and let it enjoy life!

So do it!