Lets be honest, a lot of the time, being a grown up sucks!
Sometimes you just need to stop being Adult-y for the day or the afternoon and get some downtime!
Laughter is one of the best medicines and I love being silly
So here are some ways to avoid the stress and avoid being a grown up – even for a few minutes!
1. Swing on the swings – or go to the park
Have a go on the swings – see how high you can go, slide down the side and climb back up – why not!
2. Have a duvet day
Take a day off, snuggle in your PJ’s and have no where to be! that’s the best feeling is having no commitments for the day.
If you can’t take a whole day then opt for a half day and have a lie in before work!
If you still have the kids then make a fort! (I’ve mentioned this before in my “Fun Frugal Kids Activities” post.) – making forts are one of my favourite past times.
3. Make Something
Do something crafty! – making something is very therapeutic! you could even learn a new skill like knitting or sewing.
*Click here For Hand Sewing Tips For Beginners to get you started*
4. Space Hoppers or skipping
I love skipping ropes and space hoppers – I think they are more hilarious as a grown up than a child.
If you have kids then steal theirs while they aren’t looking!
If not they are pretty inexpensive – get a couple and you can have races!! You don’t need kids to justify this purchase!
5. Cut the screen time!
If you are usually staring at a screen all day then put all devices away and read a book! – Put your emails on divert and sit down for a quiet cuppa!
6. Binge Watch Some TV
The opposite to cutting the screen time but if you have a long commute or do lots of walking around then sitting down and vegging for an hour or so is a welcome change!
7. Get up early and get out
For some of you, starting the day bright and early is a great way to reconnect with your inner child! why not go out for a walk, run or cycle and get your exercise in straight away and just enjoy nature!
8. Start Jamming
Pop some music on and have a boogie – This is a great way to take a few minutes if you don’t have time to take an hour etc. Why not work on your funky dance moves for your next dance off – it’s bound to happen some time!
9. Colouring books
These are popular at the moment and I have one – they are more intricate than a child’s’ one but just as fun! Sometimes it is great to just mindlessly do something that is seperate from everyday life!
10. Jump in the bath with your clothes on!
I love doing this every once in a while – just jump in and have a laugh – get the kids in too! have a little swim session, clothes and all! who cares!!
*Don’t forget to take your watch off!*
Is there anyway you like to pretend you’re not an adult or do you do non- adulty type things? let me know in the comments 🙂