Hanging out with kids teaches you how to live in the moment
There are some activities that are just made for kids, be it traveling to an amusement park or sitting through a cool demonstration at a local museum, so going with just your SO (or, even weirder, alone) may get you some side eye. But, if you’re bringing your nieces and nephews along (or your own kids), you get to experience it without the judgey faces from other parents. Kids are also enviably better at practicing “mindfulness” than adults, as they don’t experience the same constant worrying, chatter, and stress that adults do, psychologist Steve Taylor writes. Because of that, they stay “present” in the moment and enjoy all the little details from these activities, like how brightly-colored the shells are they found on the beach, and can inspire adults to practice the same “mindfulness” -- which is key to relaxing whether you’re on vacation or in a yoga studio.