7 Childhood Joys People Often Rediscover Later in Life

November 9, 2023

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Written By - Ravi Shankar (GoodMindKeeping)

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Childhood is such a joyful time. Here are 7 childhood joys people often rediscover later in life.

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1. Outdoor Adventures 

Many people are realizing just how healing nature can be. And the adult version of outdoor adventures can be just as exhilarating.

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2. Riding Bikes

More adults are hopping on bikes for various reasons, including exercise, stress relief and energy conservation. 

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3. Arts and Crafts

Oh, this one has made a huge comeback as well. Doing something with your hands is incredibly fulfilling. 

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4. Animated Movies and Cartoons

It's true what the old Robert Fulghum book says: 'Everything I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten!'. 

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5. Reading Books

Reading for pleasure has seen a resurgence as people are now more actively looking for ways to unplug and de-stress.

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6. Simple Pleasures 

I remember whenever I got mad or sad as a child, I'd go out and blow bubbles.

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7. Going with the flow

For a child, the idea of control is somewhat alien. Children go where their curiosity takes them.