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#Throwbackthursday Done Right

Remember those carefree days when you were a kid? When your biggest worries were spelling tests and what mom was making for dinner? Man, those were the days. I wish I could be little again, just for the day. Well, just in time for #throwbackthursday (is that even still a thing??), I’m want to challenge you to channel your inner child,  go old school, and do an activity that you used to enjoy as a kid. Need some inspo? Round up your friends and check out these fun ideas that are definitely worth of a funny Instagram shot.

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1. Play on the Playground

When was the last time you slid down a slide or played on the monkey bars? A long time, right? My personal favorite is the swing set.

2. Build a Fort

This was one of my FAVORITE rainy day activities. I’d gather all the blankets I could find, grab some snacks, and build my own person hideaway. If you’re really feeling ~fancy~ bring your laptop and binge watch Season 2 of Stranger Things.

3. Color

So you just incase you missed it, coloring books are “in” now. Amazon and other retailers are now selling more sophisticated versions of the pictures you used to color as a kid. Choose from intricate patterns, scenes, and themes (my fave is a Harry Potter coloring book). Not only is coloring fun, but it also can reduce stress and anxiety while also increasing mindfulness.

4. Read a Kid’s Book

Did anybody else have an obsession with Goosebumps and Magic Treehouse as a kid? Getting lost in something mindless, easy to read, and nostalgic could be just the escape we need from the stressful lives that we live.

5. Play Tag

Or Hide and Seek, or even Capture the Flag. Remember how out of breath we used to get from playing at recess? We were sprinting, and massive amounts of cardio, but it didn’t even feel like exercise. It was exhilarating and fun.

Life is too short to take so seriously. It’s okay to loosen up and be a little kid again. Just remember what Walt Disney said,

“Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.”

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Written by GUADS staff member Angelina.

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