Inner Little Girl

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Dannielle was hoping for some discussion.

“As I get older, I am embracing my inner little girl… she was more well-adjusted than the mid-life gal anyway.

I’m going back to basics’ in as many areas of me, that I can. I am happier within, and that radiates to others. What have you learned about your adult self, that you wish was more like your child self and what are you doing to get back to your basics? Suggestions?

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10 thoughts on “Inner Little Girl”

  1. I love this aspect of my personality. She is fun, loves to smile + laugh. She has fun now. She has let go of the past hurts and pain. She is free to be WHO she wants to be. Life is good!

  2. Having two adorable grandaughters has allowed me to connect with the little girl I never got to be. Best surprise for this stage of life.

  3. I so agree with you Molly. At 62 years I am very content and happy in my life. We have our own lovely home, have three amazing married daughters and six incredible grandchildren who we get to see a lot. I feel truly blessed and content to lead a full, busy life and enjoy my family and friends and living across the road from the beach.

  4. I did not have much of a childhood except on my grandfathers farm during the summer holidays. Even then the cousins were all responsible farming children brought up to do work as well as an adult and when chores were finished early because the visiting cousins were there to help complete freedom. Farms are dangerous places so the most irresponsible thing I ever saw was jumping off a roof on a bike onto a huge pile of straw. No injuries ensued. Even daredevilling was a carefully measured occupation. I met my husband at 18 a very stressful time for me, he encouraged childish play. We had competitions making playdo figures, went sledging on a rare day off, made fancydress costumes for an end of term party. I didnt think I had any time for fun. He knew the value of it. Its something we still embrace even though retired. Play keeps you young in mind.

  5. It is my experience, spending time with my “grands” has helped me reconnect with my inner child. Something we lose along life’s journey. Possibly due to hardships, mistreatment or loss. Whatever the reason, reconnecting with that kind of two year Old’s confidence, and vulnerability all at once can be healing. It reminds us to appreciate the simpler things and appreciate the seemingly small things that aren’t always so small. Opening our hearts to the world around us.

  6. A method of healing ourselves is to go back in our minds to seeing that little child….you….and inviting them to spend time with you and then you get to say a few things like “always be yourself” or “you are such a wonderful child”……anything that builds the child’s self esteem and love. Give that little kid a big hug and a kiss on their cheek. Let them know they will survive. Take their fear from them. Few people can do this without some tears. It’s healthy.

    When I was a child I played alone in nature and it stuck with me all my life. Whenever I need to connect again with that wonderful feeling all I have to do is be in nature. It might be a good idea to remember something that brought you joy that you did as a child and do it now. Like buying a colouring book and crayons. Or playing snakes and ladders. Good luck!

  7. As I get older I realize that less really is more. The Lord blessed me with very small wants,for which I am so thankful. I no longer seek things…. I seek adventures, memories, and friendship.

  8. My child self was a people pleaser. She would play games others wanted to play, even if she didn’t. She didn’t speak up for herself, just went along with what everyone else wanted. I would like to be able to give her advice.

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