What you can learn from a baby
I spend a lot of time hanging out with a Tiny Person these days and there are a few things that I’ve noticed that could really help us all be a bit happier.
Whenever Baby Joey wakes up, he does a massive stretch. A head-to-toe, back arching stretch. Yoga may not be your thing but doing a few stretches definitely straightens out a few kinks and releases tension.
Babies are shameless about where they fall asleep. The car, the pram, in the arms of a random stranger. They a pro-nappers, a skill so many of us could benefit from. Why push through when shutting your eyes for even 10 minutes could make you feel so much better?
- Speak up
Babies sure know how to get their needs met using their vocal cords. Hungry, tired, cold, wet or in need of a cuddle? Babies let you know with a variety of sounds – sounds that escalate in direct proportion to how urgent that need is. Don’t be afraid to speak up and ask for what you need.
- Know that love is your birthright
There is nothing like a baby to bring out the sweetest, most selfless and protective side of humanity. If you have made it this far, there is a fair chance that you were adored as a baby. You didn’t need to do anything. Just be. Your parents probably spent hours telling you how much they love you, how beautiful you are, and tending to your every need. That is pure love, my friend, and it was all for you. It’s easy to forget this as the complications of adult life engulf us but remember for a moment – at the beginning of your life, you were super loved. I’m guessing you still are.