As I get older and I think about my AB and little side which has been allowed out more these days since I moved into a bigger apartment has helped me out with a lot of the stress factors in my life.
I've found being little helps me deal with the stresses of living in an adult world I never was fully prepared for. I was forced to grow up fast in my first apartment because I had to be more mature than the college kids around me, even though when I first moved in there I was at their age- I was 20- Yet, I had to be more mature because I didn't want trouble.
I think making the move I did into another apartment and going back to diapers was a smart move. It's all how one controls it. For example, I love being BOTH a grownup and a child.
Another factor in how I feel these days is the fact that I am away from a majority of what was causing my stress. I am away from constantly drunk college kids, the constant smell of marijuana- which I have nothing against but it DOES get tiring smelling it all the time, plumbing problems caused through an aging high-rise complex, constant games of car-alarm tag and constantly seeing the cops crawling all over the place.
I think getting away from that stress is helping me relax and be little more. I think nothing at all of carrying my blankie around my new home or my whale, Dee Dee- who pretty much lives on my couch during the day- and having access to a lot of my old toys from when I was a kid, seems to help me out too.
I am careful though with things as I keep my curtains closed if I am playing baby or am in my little mode- I'm not THAT dumb lol.
I feel like the stress factors have dropped considerably since I've been able to let my little side out more, but keeping it in check so it does not overtake my life like it has other people.
I feel like it's ok to let your little side out if you can and do it within reason the way I have been to avoid trouble with management or my personal life. I want to just live my life to the best of my abliities and enjoy BOTH sides of the coin, being an adult and an AB.
I think I'm starting to accept things more and more in life since a lot of stress-factors are out of my life.