It is true that sometimes maybe you just want to ignore and not care about everything that is happening around you. You could just hide your face in your palms, open your eyes in the darkness and be happy with your solitude. Smile, take a deep breath and make all the weird faces you are not allowed to make because you are an adult. Enjoy the tiny piece of lonely time and just allow it to happen. Oh, they will think you are crazy? So how much do you care about that? You don’t even see them.
It wouldn’t hurt if we would allow our inner kid from time to time to just get out and express all the childish ideas we hold so deep inside. Did it rain and outside everything is grey and is full of puddles all around? You shouldn’t be grumpy inside your home, just grab your colorful rain boots and go outside. Have you ever seen how kids act around a puddle? Yes, that is right, just jump in it and enjoy the splashing around and smile. The feeling is amazing and your grown-up worries will seem to fade away if even for few seconds. Just do that and you will be proud that you allowed your inner kid to play again.
When did we stop being playful and enjoy the little things in life? It feels like someone washed a part of our brain and told us to stop behaving like that because it is inappropriate. Yes we are adults and we are not 5 years old anymore but does it hurt someone if you build your fort out of blankets and you read a fairy tale using a flashlight? I might mention too much the idea of isolation and ignoring people around but I really liked to do that as a kid. I remember I had a really old blanket that I used as my fort, and it had holes in it but I didn’t care because those were my windows to the outer world and when I didn’t want to know what was happening outside I just ignored them.
But acting according to our inner kid it is not just that, it is running outside and meeting new people without the fear of being rejected, is screaming our feelings out from the top of our lungs without considering the idea that we might bother someone around, it is paying attention to that little bug in the grass without noticing that our clothes are in the mud, it is all this and much more. We didn’t have so many fears as we do now and of course we didn’t worry so much. When did we start to have so many problems in our minds, because I kind of missed the moment when that happened? Are they really problems or we just see them as problems because we are grown-ups and we are supposed to have problems. I am not sure anymore but I do know that it depends on each of us if we want to see the situations we are living in as problems or to just take them as they are, not take them personally and make the best out of them.
I think that if we stop our first instinct to just freak out about a new problem that appeared and instead to take a breath and look at it, we could be more mindful about our actions and reactions. Let’s look at what happened to us yesterday and see if we would do something different, if we would change any of our reactions regarding something that happened. Many times our reactions affect the people around us but there is more to this, firstly we affect our own person with our attitude and we get hurt because of that without even knowing. It is true that you are your worst judge because many times we are really mean to ourselves and we wouldn’t dare to be like that with anyone else which sounds ironical but it is happening.
If we would stop comparing our results and our person with the people around and if could just accept us for who we are, it would be a great first step to accepting and loving ourselves for who we really are.
Let’s accept ourselves for who we are and let’s allow our inner child to play!
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