Finding Your Inner Child
Releasing Your Sense of Peace
Acknowledging the inner child within us does not mean we are immature or childish. However, in our hurry to grow up, it is only later in life that we reflect on the way things were when we were younger, how if only we had known to take things slower and not rush into making decisions...
As adults, we can become stressed out, overworked, and too serious. This is not the way we were intended to be! Life is too short to be worried about the things we cannot control. Therefore, it is imperative that the inner child inside each of us is released as needed, to prevent a total burnout.
If this is something you have never done before, because you had felt it was a sign of revolting against being grown-up, think again. Having fun is essential to living peacefully and being clear-headed to solve simple to complex issues. If we are bogged down by the woes of this lifetime, we can be blind to anything good that comes our way. So really, it's the voice of the inner child that enables us to take well-needed risks, not worry about other peoples' opinions of us, and to live with passion.
How to Release Your Inner Child
Step 1: Take a time out. Just like kids need a little time to contemplate their decisions, you do too. Spending time alone with yourself is very much needed so you can gather your thoughts together. So keep a journal by your bed, at your desk, or in the car, and chronicle your day's activities. It is during times like these you can oftentimes obtain the "big picture" without the pressures from outside sources.
Step 2: Have fun. Don't be afraid to try something new, or do what you enjoy. Go ahead - play a video game, dance, sing a song, etc. If you have to, think back to what you truly enjoyed as a child, and do it just for kicks. It will immediately lower your stress level and bring a smile to your face. When was the last time THAT happened??
Step 3: Repeat steps 1 and 2 as often as needed!