Do you remember how much fun we had as kids?
I do and I loved every minute of it good, bad and darn right childlike!!
The pictures I have posted are of me and my brother the top picture was us after a day at the beach together we got home and decided to do silly kids stuff..
When we were kids, we dreamed of growing up to be adults.
Do you remember that time in your life?
If not close your eyes and think of the “best moments you had when you where kids”, I want you to just remember the great times, those times that you laughted so hard and played with your siblings or friends and just had no fears, no stresses, no reason to even think of anything but, what tomorrow will bring like if the day is a hot summers day and all you want to do is grab your bike and whip down with your brothers, sisters, cousins, to the beach and just have fun!
When we reach adulthood, the stress of life can make us wish we were back to being a kid again.
Although we cannot recapture our youth, we can try to cultivate the kind of traits that we had as children.
Children are some of the happiest and fulfilled individuals you will ever meet, and I think adults can learn a great deal from the attitudes of these miniature human beings.
Through age we may gain wisdom and discernment, but we can also lose our childlike passion for living.
Here are some “childlike” emotions that you should recapture to live a better life.
- Curiosity – Children are incredibly curious. They can ask 1,000 questions, and after those have been answered they will have 1,000 more to ask. Curiosity is a trait that is lacking in many of our adults and I think it’s a tragedy. Curiosity opens doors mentally, breeds creativity, and spurs imagination. Become curious like a child and the world will open itself up to you.
- Excitement – Kids can get excited about….anything. Every activity is a new adventure, a new opportunity to explore, a new fun and interesting challenge. Imagine if all adults brought a child like energy to their workplaces, their organizations, and the pursuit of their own goals? We would definitely see a sharp increase in productivity and innovation. Many adults are simply no longer excited to live, and are simply going through the motions to pass time. This is no way to live life. Use the perspective of a child to re ignite the passion for life you once possessed.
- Faith – Ask a child what they want to be when they grow up. Not only will they have an answer for you, but also they will be confident and certain that they can become it. We tell our children that if they put their minds to it they can do and achieve anything they desire, yet we neglect to give ourselves that same advice. Somewhere along the line doubt and uncertainty are introduced into our lives. Many adults are afraid to try a diverging path for fear of failure. Develop the faith of a child and use it to take the leaps necessary to live a successful and rewarding life.
- Trust – Children trust their parents fully. They need to trust because they rely on other people for their well-being.
- Wonder – Children are seemingly amazed by something new every five minutes. It doesn’t matter where they are, they can become entranced by the simplest objects and environments.
- Short memory – A child can go from having a face with tears streaming down their face one minute, to having an ear-to-ear grin the next.
- Persistence – Kids don’t give up easily. Tell them no and they may continue to bug you incessantly until you give into their demands.
This is how we now live our life as Adults (I want you to read this because as you read this you will see how much as adults he have lost or forgotten how to have fun)
- Curiosity as an Adult – Let’s really be truthful here we never allow ourselves to have this beautiful emotional, inquizitive, wonderment of this word. Curiosity, is about imagination, its about how your mind makes up the best stories, for example, the night before christmas, as a child it’s such an exciting feeling to think what has Santa left me under the tree, I can’t sleep that feeling of smiles written all over your face, becauuse your only thinking about how tomorrow cannot come any time soon.
- Excitement as a Adult – Well, this feeling we have when we get excited is simular to that feeling of wonderment and what is going to happen next! However, as we all know that feeling does not last very long because we then have so many other emotions now which comes with this feeling of extreme happiness.
We allow only a limited time to Smile, Laugh, let ourselves just relax and breath and simply say to ourselves “I deserve it so much more than you think”. However, what we end up doing and this is mainly because our inner child has faded as you grow up and it is replaced by, worry, anger, what if’s, bills, anxiety, mistrust, hate, depression, I could go on forever!
We forgot to have fun, as we got older we allowed a behaviour to bury our inner child and we told ourselves that we don’t deserve to be happy AGAIN!!!
Imagine if all adults brought a child like energy to their workplaces, their organizations, and the pursuit of their own goals?
- We would definitely see a sharp increase in productivity and innovation.
- Many adults are simply no longer excited to live, and are simply going through the motions to pass time.
- This is no way to live life.
- Use the perspective of a child to re ignite the passion for life you once possessed.
The reason I put this post is because I have noticed a very unpleasant behaviour in all of us we never post anything “good about ourselves” we end up posting everying “sad, how we are unforfilled, how people have treated us, how life isnt all great, how our parents treat us, how I feel unforfilled in my work place, how depressed we feel”!
We “must” stop this emotional heaviness, behaviour, whatever you wish to slot this emotion into, it has to decrease and we need to allow ourselves to have a bit of fun, happiness and enjoy the gift that we have all been given so let’s look at how we can retrain our brain by training it to be happier, train it to love this moment right now, to allow ourselves that little bit of fun that we have all forgotten all to well..
So, how do we do this.. well I am going to be putting Challenges on my blog to help you and in helping you I also help myself do something good for me… You see having fun is easy its doing something that makes you smile more and cherish those that you hold so dear… this could be our families, partners, childres, even our belovered pets all those things that makes you feel happier..
So look out for my up coming blogs I will hopefully put blogs that challenge you to do a few things either each day or each week this could be 1 thing or it could be 10 things this is up to you to take this challenge up…
So, my dear lovelies are you up for a Challenge pictures I have put up are from my childhood so
“My first challenge to you is this”
- I want you to put up on your blog 1 picture that is of you with a smile on your face and I want you to telll us why you where smiling… ?
- Secondly, you MUST nominate a person on your blog that WILL not let you down you must nominate up to 5 or more if you like that you know will make an effort to do this…. and you must tell them why you are nominating them.
- Please thank the person who nominated you and link them to your response.
I am Challenging you: imayormaynotkillmyself
And this is the reason why:
So, here are my Nominee, the reason I only nominated you is because I feel that you have alot to offer in your life my blogging friend.
Why? because creative people like yourself has so much to give others that read your blog, I have chattered to you and you have said your a painter.. A painter or creative artist can see into things more than average people in each painting or work of art to them its about creating something of themselves and putting it into a piece of art.
Why they do this well, you would have to ask each and everyone who creates – we are all unique and I cannot tell you as I am not an artist.
Remember… Change can be swift or it can take time.. however, I will tell you something it is as simple as clicking your fingers… it is that quick to change..
As children – Painting is a big part of the little dreamer life. Painting is much more than a simple activity.
It is a way for different types of children to express themselves in their own special way. Painting also helps children use their senses, express emotion, explore process and outcomes, explore color, and create aesthetically pleasing works and experiences.
The paintbrush becomes an instrument of inner peace allowing the creative process to allow both good and bad feelings from the artist.
As a child paints, both sides of the brain are engaged, strengthening the connection between the two hemispheres.
They enjoyed the feeling of the cool paint gliding across their arms.
Next time your child brings a new picture home, remember that art is a language and that painting benefits children emotionally, mentally, physiologically, and spiritually.
Painting also helps children use their senses, express emotion, explore process and outcomes, explore color, and create aesthetically pleasing works and experiences.
Good luck with this challenge