Acting like a child can make you feel frustrated, disempowered and just overall bored all the time.
In this week’s blog, I want to explain why you act this way and share three steps to help you to break this cycle of behaviour.
If you find that you’re always acting like a child, it can lead others to judge you as someone who is not trustworthy and irresponsible.
Stress and Anxiety
The reason you can act like a child is that it is your default response to stress and anxiety.
You can just get used to acting like a child in a bid to quell anxiety and tension, but this also has the effect of quelling others’ expectations of you – whilst also holding you back from being the real you.
First, you need to recognise what your emotional triggers are. This will enable you to recognise when you start acting like a child and stop it.
Next, think about how you would like to be seen in these situations. Would you like to be seen as someone who runs from pressure, or someone that can act in a mature, confident and self-assured way?
Lastly, start acting that way. It’s won’t be easy, you might not even know how else to act.
In order to know how to be in both stressful and non-stressful situations, you need to watch how confident people act.
Acting like a child. on the one hand, has allowed you to feel safe and secure. However, On the other, it has also stopped you from reaching your full potential.
It’s in Your Power
Remember, it is in your power to change your actions but before you do realise what causes you to act like a child and form new ways to relate to that situation.