How to Heal Your Inner Child

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It has been a common sighting lately on social media, especially TikTok, to see young adults talking about how lockdown has affected them and how they feel trapped in the age they were at the beginning of the pandemic. This is not the only way that lockdown has impacted young adults, having the time away from work and school gave many the time to find new or return to old hobbies. It seemed as though people were reminiscing about their childhoods, especially those that lost a portion of them in lockdown. Here are a few tips to help heal your inner child.

Building Lego

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Lego is a big part of many childhoods. Seeing what you could build with some blocks as a kid showed infinite possibilities. And, of course, many will remember the pain of stepping on a piece accidentally. The great thing about Lego is that while it is most often associated with children, Lego itself does not have an age limit. And, if you have ever been to a Lego shop, you will know how friendly the staff are to all ages as well as the wide variety of sets you can buy now. These sets range from Lego City sets, to franchises such as Star Wars and Harry Potter, or for those looking for something a bit more challenging there are Lego Architecture sets.

Visit the Lego website here.

Collecting Plushies

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Collecting plushies is a surprisingly common thing amongst adults, and it has only gotten more popular since toy brands such as Squishmallows and Jellycat have gone viral. There are even Facebook pages dedicated to hunting rare plushies and watching out for new releases. Being adults, we can afford to splash out on some collecting from time to time since we earn more than just pocket money now – a perfect way to heal your inner child.

Browse through Squishmallows here and Jellycat here

Going to an Amusement Park

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With screams of glee and the smell of candyfloss filling the air, an amusement park is a perfect place to go to nurture your inner child. An added bonus of revisiting rollercoasters as an adult is that height restrictions shouldn’t be a problem for most – now you can get on the scariest rides.

Going Wild Swimming

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A sense of freedom is important when healing your inner child. As adults, most of us will be familiar with the cycle of work or school or other responsibilities that eat up our days and can leave us feeling trapped. Your inner child craves the freedom of childhood, and one thing that certainly feels freeing is going wild swimming. Of course, this is weather-dependent and could be location restricted for those who don’t live near the water, but if you ever get the chance to go for a swim in nature then definitely take it.

Playing Video Games

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Video games are loved by children and adults alike, and revisiting some of your childhood favourites can bring back the comfort and memories of a simpler time. Games such as Minecraft are known for their nostalgia and are often revisited by players as they get older.

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First year student journalist studying Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Journalism Studies.

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