“Let your ‘inner child’ out”. We’ve all heard that one. That phrase always fascinated me. I was always like: “it’s supposed to be inner!”.
However you are all probably thinking: “That’s nice Steve but I’m not silly; I’m not playful”. “How do I embrace my inner fool?”.
My answer is it’s simple. Not necessarily easy but something worth getting out of your comfort zone for. Practice doing silly things: Dance to the radio, sing in the shower-with passion, skip down the sidewalk, make faces in the mirror, grab a coloring book with No intention of being Michelangelo, make noises when you stretch, take a class in Improv, do Laughter Yoga. Any of these are a good start. Just pick one. Or make up your own. Try not to let your “left brain” get in the way.
You can do it. I know you can! 😉