- Think of a time you felt a strong connection to someone else, it may be a child or an animal. What were you doing in this moment?
- Think back to when you were a child, what did you like to do on the holidays and weekends? What were your hobbies or interests? When was the last time you did one of these playful activities.
- Create a list of jobs you would be interested in doing if you had a parallel life. Then, think about a small action that you could try out for fun. For example, if you once dreamed of being a pro surfer, take a swim in the ocean. If you fancy the idea of farming, grow something in the backyard.
Kate Hardiman is a Hopscotch & Harmony psychologist who works closely with children, teens and parents to support behavioural challenges, emotional outbursts, social withdrawal, or fears and worries about everyday things.