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Every Adult Should Recall Their Childhood and Learn from Themselves

Every Adult Should Recall Their Childhood and Learn from Themselves

You may have heard the quote “All grown-ups were once children…but only few of them remember it.” from The Little Prince before, but have you ever really stopped to reflect on it? Have you ever sat down to reminisce about your childhood, maybe even wish you were a child again? Here are some things you may have done as a child that you should still be doing as an adult.

1. You used to get so excited over things that you take for granted now. Do you even stop to appreciate how beautiful the rain is?

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    2 .Everything you did lacked inhibition. You would jump off slides, slide down a hill in a makeshift sled, and eat snow. When was the last time you did something without overthinking it?

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      3. You fought to do things you loved. Passion for life was bursting through your veins. 

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        4. The smallest good thing to happen was like Christmas day. Now it seems like the small good things go unnoticed.
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          5. Your birthday was an excuse to eat all the cake and chocolate you wanted. It was the most exciting day of the year. The day you were born still should be a day that brings you that much happiness. Celebrate yourself.

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            6. When somebody told you you couldn’t do something, you would go out of your way to prove them wrong. Maybe climbing that tree wasn’t the best idea, but the same principle should be applied to life now.

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              7. You would read anything and everything you could get your hands on. When was the last time you read something that wasn’t a to-do list?

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                8. You would eat anything as long as it was delicious. It’s okay to indulge in food that makes you happy, life is short.

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                  9. You would have big, boundless dreams. Remember that time you wanted to be a veterinarian by day and a secret spy by night?

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                    10. You believed in unicorns, Santa Claus, and miracles. They still exist, you just stopped believing.

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                      11. Cartoons were your favourite time of day. There was something special about laughing till you thought you’d be sick. Do you remember the last time you had a good laugh?

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                        12. You sang at the top of your lungs, not caring about what anybody thought. It was very entertaining then but could be very therapeutic now.

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                          13. You danced like no one was watching, letting go of all the things you were sad about.

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                            14. You used to sit back and admire pictures you just painted. When was the last time you appreciated something you did?

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                              15. You let the people you love know you love them countless times in one day. Life is short, the people you love should hear how much you love them every chance you get.

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                                16. Your only care was what was for dinner that night or when your next field trip was. Do you remember to slow down and not worry too much about the big things in life?

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                                  17. You loved dancing in the rain barefoot with no raincoat on. It didn’t even matter that you’d wake up sick the next day. The smell of rain on your skin was the best part.

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                                    18. You wore clothes that made you happy and let you run fast without caring about what people would say. Style used to be who you were, not what everyone else was doing.

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                                      19. You spun around in circles till the world felt like it was spinning out of control. Do you remember what it was like to let go and lose control?

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                                        20. But most of all you had time. Time for your friends. Time for enjoying activities you loved to do. Time for hobbies that are now long forgotten. You can still have that time, all you have to do is make it.

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                                          Last Updated on June 13, 2019

                                          How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

                                          How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

                                          Think you have a boring life?

                                          The definition of boring is dull or not interesting. Maybe you’ve been doing the same thing and living the same life for too long, or maybe your daily routine is limiting your growth and happiness. Whatever your reason is, the following list of 20 things can definitely make any day more interesting. Some of them are silly, while some are more meaningful, so hopefully just reading the list makes your life less boring and sparks your creativity.

                                          Let’s dive in the list to quit your boring life and start living an interesting (and meaning) one!

                                          1. Channel Your 7-Year-Old Self

                                          What would he or she want to do right now? Color? Paint? Run around outside? Play dress up? Eat with your hands? Play that instrument hiding in the back of your closet that you haven’t touched in years?

                                          Just because you’re a grown up doesn’t mean any of this stuff will be less enjoyable than you remember it. Give yourself permission to play.

                                          2. Go Play with Kids

                                          Speaking of little kids, if you have your own or access to any (in a non-creepy way, like they’re your niece or your best friend’s kid, you get the idea) go play with them!

                                          They didn’t create an entire show called Kids Say The Darndest Things because kids aren’t hilarious. They also keep things so simple, and we can really stand to be reminded of this and stop allowing ourselves to get bogged down in boring details.

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                                          3. Order a Hot Dog

                                          While you’re eating it, Google: “What’s in a hot dog?” You decide whether or not you want to finish it.

                                          4. For the Ladies: Wear Your Sexiest Lingerie Under Your Work Clothes

                                          Your “little secret” will leave you feeling anything but boring all day!

                                          5. Play Cell Phone Roulette

                                          You’ll need at least one buddy for this. Scroll through the contacts in your phone, stop on a random one and call the person.

                                          You could spark an incredible catch up session or be incredibly awkward. Neither are boring.

                                          6. Fill out a Pack of Thank-You Cards

                                          Give them to random people who probably don’t get thanked too often for doing what they do ever day.

                                          Ideas: police officers, librarians, servers, baristas, cab drivers, sanitation workers, teachers, people behind any check out counter, receptionists, your friends, the guy at the falafel stand, etc.

                                          7. Sign up for a Class in Something You’ve “Always Wanted to Do”, or Something That Makes You Really Uncomfortable

                                          Ideas: pole dancing, salsa lessons, improv, pottery, cooking, knitting (yup, there are classes for this, too!), karate, boxing, something techy like the workshops they run in Apple stores, get Rosetta Stone and learn that language you’ve always wanted to speak, etc.

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                                          What’s good about joining an interest class is that you will also meet new people!

                                          8. Interview Your Grandparents About Their Lives

                                          You can bet they’ve had some crazy experiences you probably never knew about.

                                          9. Get up on Stage at an Open Mic Night

                                          Whether you’re funny or not, get up on stage and just talk funny. And if you’re not, memorize a few of your favorite jokes and tell those!

                                          10. Do Something for Someone Else That You Wish Someone Would Do for You

                                          We all have a few ideas on this list. I promise you will feel amazing after and anything but bored.

                                          11. Start a DIY Project in Your Home

                                          It doesn’t have to be super complicated. If you need ideas, there’re plenty on Pinterest. Or you can also check out these 30 Awesome DIY Projects that You’ve Never Heard of.

                                          12. Plan a Weekend Trip or an All-Out Vacation

                                          This will give you something to look forward to.

                                          Even if you don’t have the time or money to go on a vacation, plan for a staycation, which is same fun and relaxing!

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                                          13. People Watch

                                          Find a bench in a crowded area (centers of transportation like airports, bus stops and train stations are great for this!) and just observe.

                                          People are infinitely interesting.

                                          14. Eat Something You’ve Never Eaten Before

                                          Bonus points if it’s a random fruit or veggie.

                                          15. Dance

                                          You can get your friends together for a night on the town or just pull up a video on YouTube and bust a move from your own living room.

                                          If you’re feeling extra brave, you can even dance in public and get other people involved.

                                          16. Go to YOUTUBE and Search “Funny Pets” or “Funny Babies”

                                          This is also a great quickie ab workout as you will be laughing hysterically.

                                          17. Pick up a Book and Start Reading

                                          Check out the NY Times Best Sellers lists and grab a new book you can get lost in.

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                                          18. Step Away from the Computer and Go Get Some Time with People You Care About in Real Life

                                          Facebook stalking doesn’t count as real social interaction. You can even share this post with your friends and vote on which one you’d like to do together!

                                          19. Check out a Museum You’ve Never Been to Before

                                          OK, depending on your interests, this one might actually be boring. If you love learning, art or different cultures though, this one is for you!

                                          20. Write a List of Things You Desire and Truly Want

                                          This is a great way to help you figure out the real reason why you’re feeling bored about your life. Maybe you haven’t really done things that you truly enjoy? Maybe what you’ve wanted to do all the time has been left behind?

                                          Think about the list of things you really want to do, and ask yourself why you aren’t doing these things (yet). Then start taking your first step to make what you want happen.

                                          Now go make your life interesting and live your dream life!

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