This is reparenting in action.
Most of us speak to ourselves in ways that are dismissive, abrupt, and unkind.
We reject our experiences and emotions. We invalidated them. We deny our own reality.
This is the internalized voice of our parents. We go on to do this to ourselves our entire adult life.
Inner child work is about speaking in a way with the awareness that within you is a child part of self.
I practiced this a ton the past week. As I released my new healing platform, I felt consistently scared + overwhelmed.
Before this work I would have belittled myself. Or ignored myself all together. I’d trudge through and invalidate how scary it was for me.
But through the work, I saw myself. I very validated everything. When I couldn’t sleep near launch and I had doomsday thoughts I’d just say “It’s ok Nicole. You’re just doing something new. It’s scary because it’s unfamiliar. And it’s ok that you can’t sleep. You’ll catch up tomorrow. You put your all into it and I’m proud of you.” Warning: this will feel awkward. But with practice it will transform your life. You’ll also get messages and clear signals from your inner child as you do this work.
Trust this process.
Connecting with the inner child is a core part of self awareness and emotional regulation.
Inner child work heals. Do you speak to your inner child? #selfhealers
Doing things differently, changing, or growing can easily be overwhelming or stressful at times.
But when you break it down to something simple that can be done everyday to enjoy the process of growth it CAN be done without the the stress and overwhelm.
I personally do it by making it a point to learn something new everyday.
Learning new things forms new connections in the synapses of our brains and we are changed in the process.
How often do you make it a point to learn new things?
Definition of overthinking:
: to think too much about (something) : to put too much time into thinking about or analyzing (something) in a way that is more harmful than helpful.
Overthinking leads to procrastination...
Procrastination leads to more stress, anxiety and doubt in ourselves.
Be decisive, go with your intuition and follow your gut!
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Don’t rob those who need to hear your voice from your gifts.