Why you Need to Act Like a Kid for Better Self-Esteem

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Why you Need to Act Like a Kid for Better Self-Esteem
Why you Need to Act Like a Kid for Better Self-Esteem
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Why you need to act like a kid for better self-esteem as an adult.

You probably have a lot of responsibilities and duties a single adult can routinely discover that there is not enough time in the day to accomplish everything that’s required.

If you have a significant other in your life there’s even more of a chance that you have little time for goofing off or having fun.

And this is evermore the case if you have children.

The young mother and her daughter drawing with pencils at home
The young mother and her daughter drawing with pencils at home

Unfortunately

No free time for playtime is a disaster recipe for low self-esteem 

Nothing you do in your life causes or influences a singular set of actions or processes when you experience an emotion or feeling.

There are chemical processes that are influenced depending on how chronic your feelings are positive or negative.

You may suffer an unhealthy or healthy balance of the chemicals and hormones your body parts need to function properly.

How you respond to outside influences can change this delicate chemical balance.

Fortunately, there are things you can do to manipulate how your body works so that you enjoy high levels of self-esteem and self-love rather than doubting yourself and thinking little about who you are.

One way to do so is to make sure you have plenty of time to play in your life.

Make time for playtime

You are no doubt familiar with the saying that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Family in a summer park. Mother in a white shirt. Cute little boy
Mother with son playing in a summer park

Truer words were never spoken.

If you don’t allow yourself to have fun play and act silly from time to time your personality suffers you become dull to others and more importantly you become dull yourself.

Each day you realize you’re going to tackle your responsibilities without a playtime reward.

Nobody wants to live that reality forever. 

Aside from the personal knowledge that you feel better about yourself and your laughing and having fun there is scientific proof to back this up.

Oxytocin endorphins and dopamine are chemicals that are released in large quantities when you’re physically active.

These “feel happy” chemical health boosters are additionally found when you come into physical contact with others and when you spend time with people that make you feel happy.

This means that when you get together with your friends for a weekend barbecue a friendly game of basketball or just to hang out and have a good time these playtime activities promote better emotions and feelings.

When you spend time enjoying recreational activities with the friends and family members you love.

You see the appreciation of who you are in their eyes.

This can’t help but raise your level of self-esteem and self-appreciation.

There are so many good reasons for including downtime in your daily schedule.

If you want to live a happier healthier existence when you feel more fulfilled and worthwhile taking time to cut loose and play like a kid is essential.

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