#ThriveLife Day 13: Be a Kid Again

Written By

Rhea Dali

Expert Reviewed By

Dr. Lauryn Lax, OTD, MS

Dr. Lauryn, OTD, MS is a doctor of occupational therapy, clinical nutritionists and functional medicine expert with 25 years of clinical and personal experience in healing from complex chronic health issues and helping others do the same.

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Be a kid again

Kids have a supernatural power to be in the moment.

Ask a young kid what day it is, or what time it is, or what they are doing later today, and often times, you’ll get a blank stare right back. Or an answer far-fetched from your original question.

Kids have little concept of time except for where they are today.

Kids also have a knack for believing anything is possible.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” often results in some answer like, “Superman. A fire fighter. A doctor. A singer. Or, a movie start.”

Nothing stands in a kids’ way from believing in his or herself (no room for self-doubt or life experience that’s taught him it doesn’t always work out). A kid believes he or she can do anything.

In addition, kids have the uncanny ability to have fun.

“Play” is a kid’s middle name and be it Barbies, Hide-and-go-seek, or tic-tac-toe, kids are always on board to have fun.

Then…life happens.

Growing up happens.

And somewhere along the way, we lose touch with these “super powers” we had as kids:

  • Being in the moment
  • Believing in ourselves 100%
  • Having fun

Until today.

For your Day 13’s #thriveproject, you’re going to be a kid again—whatever that means for you. Do something today that allows that inner child to come out and play (and have fun with it).

Need some inspiration? Try one of these:

  1. Swing on a swing
  2. Graffiti your sidewalk with chalk
  3. Make a dream list—your dream goals right now—anything you want
  4. Color in a coloring book or create an art project
  5. Finger paint
  6. Catch fire-flies
  7. Hula hoop or hopscotch
  8. Watch a movie or read a book you loved growing up
  9. Learn something new (kids are always learning)
  10. Take a nap
  11. Be goofy
  12. Play dress-up (get in your closet and work with whatcha got)
  13. Make exercise fun today (whatever that means for you)
  14. Walk barefoot in the grass
  15. Play soccer in the yard or park with other kids or friends
  16. Set up a lemonade stand
  17. Volunteer with kids—and get lost in the moment
  18. Stack blocks or Legos
  19. Jump on a trampoline
  20. Go rollerskating or bowling (put the bumpers up, it’s ok)
  21. Play catch
  22. Explore—be curious
  23. Do something that scares you to prove you can do it (like jumping off the high-dive)
  24. Skip everywhere you go
  25. Play the cloud game (figure out what shape each cloud is)
  26. Escape into a “Harry Potter” book
  27. Make a wish in a fountain with pennies
  28. Wear mis-matched clothes
  29. Turn on music—and just dance
  30. Go to be early
  31. Recite the alphabet backwards
  32. Try a handstand or whip out those old cartwheels (you still got it)
  33. Sing in the shower or car
  34. Make a silly face at a stranger
  35. Imagine what superpower you’d have
  36. Say “I love you” to everyone you love
  37. Stamp your foot if you feel upset
  38. Ask “Why” if you don’t understand something—seek clarity
  39. Eat dessert first
  40. Don’t make your bed
  41. Eat from the jar or the carton
  42. Eat when you’re hungry. Stop when you’re full.
  43. Splash in puddles.
  44. Don’t be afraid to get dirty.
  45. Take a funny selfie.
  46. Make popsicles.
  47. Leave your self-consciousness at the door.
  48. Wonder big questions—How many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop for instance (Consult Google for some answers)
  49. Live in awe of all the things in the world that amaze you
  50. Make a recipe you loved as a kid; or Sip chicken noodle soup alongside my grilled cheese (or grilled paninini sandwich—see your recipe later today).

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