7 Things I Learned From Being A Kid

Updated: Dec 3, 2020


I remember lying in the middle of the field looking up at the blue sky on a warm sunny day.  And in the winter, lying down in the snow looking up at the stars while fluffy snowflakes fell on my face. I remember noticing how everything changed according to the weather and the seasons; the smell of the air, the texture of the ground, the color of the leaves, and the color of the sky.  As an adult, I still find myself enjoying much of the same things.


1. Beauty surrounds us.

I remember lying in the middle of the field looking up at the blue sky on a warm sunny day.  And in the winter, lying down in the snow looking up at the stars while fluffy snowflakes fell on my face. I remember noticing how everything changed according to the weather and the seasons; the smell of the air, the texture of the ground, the color of the leaves, and the color of the sky.  As an adult, I still find myself enjoying much of the same things.


2.  Dare to dream

As a child, we are encouraged to dream.  Our imagination is nurtured.  As adults, many of us are afraid to dream because we are afraid our dreams may not come to be.  Let yourself dream, let your imagination go, and see where it takes you.


3. Trust your gut

We learn to make most of our decisions with our “head” instead of with our “heart”.  However, our gut, our inner voice, our intuition, our instinct, is always ready to help us out.  Trust your gut to steer you in the right direction.  Pay more attention to that little voice and learn to understand and trust it.


4. Being active is meant to be fun

As a kid I was always playing outside.  I loved the feeling of running until I ran out of breath, and the feel of the grass under my bare feet when I did cartwheels.  I remember the feeling of climbing up the biggest snow hill I could find and the thrill of splashing around in the salty water at the beach.  Playing outdoors year round is still one of my favorite activities.  It’s a stress relief and it energizes me.  Whether it’s a game of tag, skiing downhill, or a kickboxing class, being active for me means having fun; and I do… I have fun!


5. Every day is a new adventure.

I remember how time flowed more slowly for me when I was a child.  The summer months seemed to last much longer then they do now.  “Tomorrow” was an exciting thought.  It meant new adventures and more fun with family and friends.  Yesterday had no hold on me.  As adults, time seems to be very different.  Let’s live in the present as much as possible.


6. Creativity is a fountain of youth.

As a kid, being creative just meant coming up with an idea and letting it flow without worrying about the end result.  It should be the same now as an adult.  Allow your creativity to flow freely and without judgment.  Being creative can be as simple as making up a tune while humming.


7. Laughter is freedom.

Watch happy kids and notice how they see silliness everywhere.  Now do the same.  Don’t be so serious.  Laugh from the heart and see how awesome you feel!  I know you can be silly and you have my permission to do so.


I still try on a daily basis to see life through the eyes of my inner child.

Yours in health, happiness and success, Nancy Shimmy


(506) 388-8894

Dieppe NB Canada

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