101 Ways to be Really Happy: Step #25– Think Like a Kid

For some of you, this is going to be a REAL challenge, but it is well worth the effort. You don’t even have to do it all the time. Even if you only do it once a week, you will see an increase in your overall happiness level. Happiness is self-priming. The more you do it, the easier it gets. In fact, your goal should be to make “Being Happy” effortless, something you don’t have to think about, something you just ARE.

To think like a kid, you need to see everything with fresh eyes. “Wow, look at that COOL caterpillar!” is something a kid would say. Kids also tend to do things because they want to (Refer to Tip #22.) And, most importantly, kids can see a million possibilities in any given situation. Most kids are not Jaded because they haven’t had time to be beaten down by life.

Need help learning to think like a kid? Here are a few pointers:

1. Watch those hilarious AT&T commercials with the adult sitting at a kindergarten table with a bunch of kids and asking them questions. Listen to the responses.

2. Hang out with a kid, preferably at an amusement park.

3. Watch cartoons all day in your pajamas and eat ice cream.

Good luck!

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