When you're younger, your life is a whole lot easier. You don't have deadlines to meet (except maybe a diorama or two), you get to do various activities after school that you actually enjoy, and you don't have to pay your own bills.
Quite the life.
Well, I've been reflecting on childhood, and I believe that there are 5 things that you CAN and SHOULD continue doing when you're an adult.
(no this isn't Penny Lane, but she is pretty cute) via
I know, this might seem impossible for most of you out there. But, I'm a firm believer that when you can (on the weekends mostly) take a nap. Do it! It's important to recharge your batteries and clear your mind. Don't over do it though -- just 30-45 minutes should do the trick.
Get outside for at least 30 minutes each day! It helps energize the body, take in nature and clear your head. Take a walk around the neighborhood after dinner, or walk home from work instead of taking the train. It makes you feel instantly refreshed and ready to tackle anything.
Sustained, Silent, Reading. Don't you love my 5th grade acronym? In our crazy lives I think it's important to take 30 minutes a day, or a at least 3 days a week to read in silence. Cozy up in your favorite chair and pour a cup of hot tea, or glass of wine (pick your poison).
4. Snack Time
So many meals are eaten on the go, that it can be hard to stay energized. I recommend carrying granola bars, or nuts with you so you can have an adult snack time. If you're feeling more indulgent, step out of the office and grab some fro-yo. Any excuse for fro-yo, right?
5. Sit down meals
This sounds like a given, right? Well, i'm not talking about zapping a lean cuisine and sitting on the couch. I mean cook a semi-homemade meal, like these from The Everygirl, set the table, and enjoy a meal away from distraction. It is important to connect with those around you and enjoy your meal free from the latest episode of Gossip Girl.
I hope that some of these ideas spark the 10-year old in you. Have I missed anything?