Ten Ways – By @_helenasmith
By Helena Smith
When I’m working alone I find quite hard to not go deep into my own head and overthink. Recently I (think) have got better at making sure this doesn’t happen. And, as I’m sure it’s not a problem only I suffer from, I thought I’d share a few things I do to make sure I stay in that all important, playful child mode.
- Do something you saw someone doing that you thought was weird. No word of a lie on the tube the other day I was opposite someone peeling grapes. In the spirit of understanding, I gave it a go. Wasn’t worth it.
- Try something you could never conquer as a child e.g. juggle.
- Make someone jump.
- Hold eye contact with someone for longer than usual. You will be surprised how even the oldest of your friends find this uncomfortable.
- Sporadically sprint when walking (also a quick way to cross of number 3).
- Draw genitalia. As much as I hate to admit there is nothing like a good boob or willy drawing to bring out my inner child.
- Give someone a prank call.
- Read a kid’s book.
- Funny cat videos (oldie but a goodie).
- Tense butt cheeks one at a time along with a rhythm (harder than it sounds)