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5 Childlike Activities for a Happier Life


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Posted On: Sep 16, 2016

5 Childlike Activities for a Happier Life

Getting in touch with our inner child can be a powerful way to improve our happiness. Engaging in childlike activities gives us a sense of joy and nostalgia. We are reminded of a time when our lives were simpler and every day seemed like a fun, new adventure. In fact, some of these activities can help you reduce stress. Here are 4 childlike things you can do for a happier life.

Watching Cartoons

Watching your favorite cartoons from your childhood or even some new ones you’ve never seen before can be a fun way to relax. While your old favorites may bring back good memories, many newer cartoons have a sense of whimsy and humor that most adults will also enjoy. You can find cartoons that range from silly humor to political and social commentary.


Adult coloring books are very popular right now. Art therapy is a great way to pass time and has been shown to help with depression, anxiety, dementia, and PTSD. If you’re skeptical about coloring books, there are many to choose from that include intricate designs or for just about any of your interests including iconic movies.

Roller Skating

Strap on a pair of skates and have some fun! Being active is good for your mind, body and soul. Plus, it’s good to feel silly every once in a while. Do you have children of your own or nieces and nephews? Take them with you and make it a family event. You’ll be having tons of fun while getting great exercise and growing stronger connections with your family.

Board Games

Whether you’re hanging out with friends or family, bring out one of your favorite board games to make the day extra special. It could be a classic game or if you’re feeling adventurous, try out a tabletop game. These games are typically geared towards adults and require much more strategy. If you need suggestions for games, your local board game store may be able to lead you in the right direction. Another option is to play a trivia game about one of your interests. There are trivia games available for movies, TV shows, and general pop culture topics.

Video Games

Dust off your old video game console and start a new game. Many of the classic video games that you grew up with are still very popular. There are many surprising benefits to playing video games like improved vision, improved balance, and stress reduction. You may find that you really love video games, even if you were never interested in them before. Playing video games can also be a lucrative hobby. Millions of people have tuned into watch gaming competitions or stream themselves playing video games live.