How To Have Fun Like A Kid
Dec. 23, 2020
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A kid’s imagination is simply incredible and just doesn’t seem to stop. They have a blank canvas of life to which they come up with great storylines and adventures — all from how the parent or parents allow them to be. And if you watch a kid play, you’ll likely fall into a trance of smiling and happiness.
Every morning when I wake up I stare up at my ceiling allowing that blank canvas to help bring my imagination to life for each day. But I know it’s not that’s easy as we get older, so I want to present here a thought that will help you think differently about finding the imagination to play with again.
As you get older the way life progresses, and the various distractions that pop up, keep you from playing with your imagination. Difficulties arise, we encounter sadness, and there’s a general sense of knowing what’s needed to be done. However, to have fun like a kid, you just need to simply shift how you think about getting older.
The great playwright George Bernard Shaw has a great quote: “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” Life still holds many opportunities to continue filling our canvas of imagination. It may not be so blank anymore but there is always room for your imagination to come to life so you can play with ideas.
You are ALWAYS in continuous creation of your life, and therefore that canvas is ALWAYS there for you to fill it in as you please. In fact, solving problems, finding new possibilities, and thinking differently about how you approach something are things we do as adults. They also are all results of your creativity working to keep you going.
Because you are continuously creating your life, you can almost always allow for time to play with ideas, allowing you to find a great flow of good feeling. Don’t let events in life’s happenings create you; you create the path through life’s happenings. If you don’t, you are just asking for less time to play.
That’s why it’s important to give attention to how you connect with the things and people in your world. So many connections have the potential to get our creative mind going; don’t let those slip.
After all, “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life’s about creating yourself,” — another quote by George Bernard Shaw.
Let your imagination run wild and your creative mind will open up a world of ideas to with.