Whether you’re in your 30s, 40s, 50s or beyond, you’ve probably learned a few tricks about life. That’s the magic of age… life has taught you countless valuable lessons!
Maturity and experience are truly rewarding. But did you know that the happiest adults are still young at heart? Having a child-like outlook on life can even help you live longer.
That’s according to a study by no less than Harvard!
Even as we grow wiser through the years, it’s still important to see the world through the eyes of a child. And that’s not something that every adult can do!
Are you one of the lucky ones who stay young at heart? Find out here!
1. You have a good sense of humor.
If you love a good laugh, you’re definitely a kid at heart. And that’s a great thing… Because as they say, laughter is the best medicine!
There’s nothing better in life than sitting with a friend or two and sharing a good laugh. You know, that can’t-breath, tears-in-your-eyes kind of laughter?
Well, it doesn’t only feel great, it actually has several health benefits too!
Next time you’re with a loved one, make sure to tell a joke or two. It’s good for you!
2. You like to try new things.
As we get older, it’s natural to become more and more cautious. It’s just a side effect of having more experience, both good and bad.
For many, it’s tempting to order the same dish at your favorite restaurant or skip on a camping trip with the family… Staying home or following your usual routine is just too easy.
If you’re one of those people, you might want to rethink your decisions!
New experiences actually help keep the mind sharp. This is how you learn new things, just like when you were a kid.
The next time you’re curious about something, whether it’s learning a new skill or exploring a new city… Go for it! You’ll be amazed at how much fun it is to learn new things again.
3. You enjoy being creative.
What are your favorite hobbies?
Maybe you enjoy photography, painting, writing, or even pottery.
If you love these creative activities, you’re definitely part of the Young at Heart Club!
Much like how adults lose themselves in work, kids can spend hours drawing, doodling, making sandcastles, or other fun artsy activities.
Creativity is a natural part of any person and the lucky ones never lose it even when they get old!
4. You don’t hold grudges.
Has a young child ever been mad at you for more than a few hours? Exactly! Kids don’t hold grudges! They simply don’t have time for it and are more focused on what makes them happy.
This is a valuable lesson we can learn from our young ones. It’s just not worth it to hold on to anger or resentment… There’s countless other more positive things to focus on.
If you’re not one to hold a grudge, you’re definitely doing the right thing.
And if you’ve been angry at someone for a bit too long, it’s not too late to let it go. Everyone’s got room in her heart to forgive!
Are you young at heart? ✨
Let us know in the comments below! We’d also love it if you shared the most valuable lessons you’ve learned from your children or grandchildren.