10 Ways to De-stress By Releasing Your Inner Child

Coming to school after a nice long break can be pretty stressful. Sometimes, the best way to relieve stress is to do activities that you did back in the good ol' days, when you didn't know what stress was.

Here are ten ways to release your inner child and de-stress:

1. Watch all the childhood films!

Have a Disney or Dreamworks binge, and de-stress to the soundtracks of your favorite cartoons.

2. Treat your sweet tooth self.

You are an adult now, and the limit does not technically exist when it comes to the amount of sugar you may consume. But be careful because while your mouth may enjoy it, your stomach may not be too pleased.

3. Color your adult heart out!

There are even adult coloring books filled with intricate designs so that you can think about coloring in the lines and not about all the stuff you have on your to-do list.

4. Get crafty.

Grab your fancy scissors, your glue stick, and some paper and make something beautiful!

5. Explore the wilderness.

Take a hike, climb a tree, build a fort out of bushes, go where no man has (visibly) gone before. A little nature can go a long way.

6. Blow yourself some bubbles.

It is well known that deep breathing helps remove stress. Why not breathe deeply into a bubble wand and make a magnificent soapy object with your breath?

7. If you own a bath tub, draw yourself a bubble bath.

Get some warm water, a whole bunch of soap, and a rubber ducky. Then light a lot of nice smelling candles, and relax.

8. If you don't own a bathtub, sing in the shower.

It's almost like screaming away all your problems but in a melodic, maybe slightly more quiet way.

9. Dance like no one is watching.

Dancing your heart out can help relieve a lot of stress, so move your limbs and forget about the things that are holding you down.

10. Listen to your old jams.

Put on some Destiny's Child, NSYNC or early 2000s Britney Spears, and let the nostalgia begin.

Bonus: Take a nap!

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