What nurturing messages can you give your “inner child”?
You can tell your “inner child”
that it is OK to:
- Have the freedom to make choices for itself.
- Be “selfish” and do the things you want to do.
- Take the time to do the things you want to do.
- Associate only with the people you want to associate with.
- Accept some people and to reject others.
- Give and accept love from others.
- Allow someone else to care for you.
- Enjoy the fruits of your labor with no guilt feelings.
- Take time to play and have fun each day.
- Not to be so serious, intense and inflexible about life.
- Set limits on how you are going to relate to others.
- Not always “serve” others.
- Accept others “serving” you.
- Be in charge of your life and not let others dictate to you.
- Be honest with others about your thoughts and feelings.
- Take risks and to suffer the positive or negative consequences of such risks.
- Make mistakes, laugh at them and carry on.
- Let your imagination and creativity be set free and to soar with the eagles.
- Cry, hurt and to be in pain as long as you share your feelings; do not repress or suppress them.
- Be angry, to express your anger and to bring your anger to some resolution.
- Make decisions for yourself.
- Be a problem solver and come up with solutions with which everyone may not agree.
- Feel happiness, joy, excitement, pleasure and excitement about living.
- Feel down, blue, sad, anxious, upset and worried, as long as you share your feelings.
- Love and be loved by someone whom you cherish.
- Be your “inner child” and to let it grow up, accept love, share feelings and enjoy pleasure and play.