This came off the back of a chat with my wonderful Naturopath (not to mention a card I pulled yesterday, and one from Kylie a while back!) who suggested I do one simple thing...
As I've mentioned before (and I'm pretty sure you can pick this up), I can often get caught up in the 'seriousness' of my life...and forget to go and play at recess and lunch!
So as I walked home past my primary school to my childhood home, I was thinking of all of the stuff I loved doing as a kid...
and I knew that the trambopoline was on the cards for me tonight!
If you haven't done so before, it's great fun reflecting on what you loved as a kid. It's amazing what you can remember when you get started...and how much you miss some things!
In her book 'You Are Inspired', BelindaGrace has a great activity called 'Letting your childhood dreams inspire you", which essentially goes like this...
- Write down things you can remember loving as a child - no matter how silly they might seem.
- Take action! Choose one thing you loved doing and find a way this week to bring the feeling back into your adult life.
- Keep in mind - it can be in a small way! If you always wanted to climb a mountain,
- It's a great way to bring more meaning into your working life - as BelindaGrace says "if you can't turn your newly revived passion into a career or a business, then your existing work becomes a means to fulfilling that end."
So here's my list...as a kid, I loved...
- Melting chocolate in the microwave and eating it - thanks Jess for putting me onto that one!
- Sleep overs
- Playing UNO with 40 cards each (at least 40!)
- Christmas morning
- Collecting things...soaps...stamps...
- Laughing until I cried, hiccuped or snorted Milo out of my nose!
- Coloured pens
- Using shading cloths and sandpaper to decorate
- Fags (the lollies that is)
- Jumping on the trampoline for hours
- The Chocolate Game
- Pass the parcel
- Going to parties!
- Dress ups
- Puzzles - particularly logic ones
I think this week, my action will be buying some pretty pens!!
Have fun writing your list! And if you're feeling brave...I invite you to share right here...