We all have a child within us and it is necessary to take care of him to feel good and enjoy life in the present, as young children do. Children naturally know how to relieve their stress , but when we reach adult life we ​​seem to forget how to do it, and worst of all, we allow stress to consume us!

It is possible that you spend your days looking for ways to relax that stress that overwhelms you so much, when the secret is in your memories : just think about what you did as a child to feel good. If you do not know what we are referring to, then read on because shortly you will be able to incorporate it back into your current lifestyle …

It sounds

Your inner child still knows how to dream, so you need to allow it to do so. You may spend your time making up stories in your head, but they aren’t very rewarding. Daydreaming is a good way to defuse your stress. Lie down on your bed or in the middle of the field and allow the good thoughts to pass through your mind. Your inner child will be able to keep the creativity of your mind alive while reducing your stress, increasing well-being and creating inner peace.

Take a nap

You may not be able to do it every day, but napping can relax your mind in the middle of the day. Maybe when you were little you hated napping because you just wanted to enjoy the daytime hours, but it is more than likely that you did anyway. Today many adults associate naps with laziness or lack of commitment.

However, curling up in a comfortable chair or even leaning back on your desk for a quick nap brings you relaxation, as well as increased productivity and health benefits. Not everyone can fit this into their lifestyle, but if you can find a way, a nap in your busy schedule is really worth it. Your inner child will thank you … and so will you!

Hug who you love

Children love to hug their loved ones because they know that it recharges them with good energy. When they feel stressed or tired they hug their mother or father (or another loved one) because they know they will feel better, more secure, and more calm. Adults sometimes forget the power of touch and social support.

The next time you’re facing tough times, don’t forget to get emotional support from your loved ones. Don’t underestimate the power of physical affection, because it is the most powerful of all.

Play with your pets!

Your pets are not only by your side to offer company. Do you realize what children do when they have their pets around? Besides giving them love, they also play with them! When children play with animals, you can see the pure love and affection they share. If you had a pet as a child, you probably remember that animal as a companion, be it a hamster, dog , cat, or horse. 

But as adults, we sometimes forget to connect with our animal friends. Pets have been shown to lower blood pressure better than medications, increase healthy lifestyle behaviors , and sometimes provide better social support than humans. Let your furry friends help you make your inner child happy.


Okay, you may not be the best singer-songwriter in the world, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy its benefits even in private. When you were a child, you might sing happily at school and at home, regardless of whether you sang well or badly. How often do you sing now as an adult ? Don’t worry if you don’t sing well, just enjoy its calming and cathartic properties. Release stress and enjoy!


How much time did you spend playing in childhood? And now? Before the game was just fun and now, you should also take that into account! You may find yourself too busy to play right now, but don’t underestimate the stress-relieving benefits of a quick board game or other fun games. And now that you’ve grown up, your inner child can play these games  on your computer.

Paint and write

Almost everyone drew pictures as a child. However, expressing what’s inside with colors , pencils, or finger paints shouldn’t just be a hobby of kids and a few lucky adults becoming professional artists. 

Whether you scribble with pens while taking a break from work, or buy painter’s supplies and become an artist in your spare time, the art in your life can help you process emotions , express yourself, relieve stress, and leave you with something to frame. , or at least hang on the fridge.

Write notes

As we got older, some of us kept diaries, and we probably all enjoyed writing notes to our friends. These are still good stress management techniques to practice as adults. The health and stress management benefits of journaling have been proven by science. You can keep a journal about your emotions, write your dreams, or keep a gratitude journal. If you want to write notes to your friends again, why not do it? Now you have it easier than ever with social networks .

Imagine your future!

When you were a child, you might like to sit and think and imagine what your future would be like and what you would have to do to achieve it. In reality, this is necessary for everyone, no matter how old you are. Do you remember that you answered when they asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up? That’s the magic !?

Now, do you think about your future or what do you do to make your day tomorrow better? If you have a lot of stress in your life, you may want to revisit the question. Are you really doing what you feel you should do? Ask yourself what your ideal life would be like, and then take the steps you need to go down that path. 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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