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Your Inner Child: A Playful Path to Self-Empathy

Have you ever had one of those days where you just feel down on yourself? Maybe you made a mistake at work, got into an argument with a loved one, or just woke up feeling off. Whatever the reason, it can be tough to shake off those negative feelings and get back to feeling like your usual, fabulous self.


Luckily, there are a few self-empathy techniques that can help lift you out of that funk and get you back to feeling like the rockstar you are.

One of my favorite self-empathy techniques is to envision myself as a child. I know, I know, it sounds a little strange. But bear with me! Think back to when you were a kid. You probably had big dreams, a wild imagination, and a sense of wonder about the world around you. You were full of energy, creativity, curiosity, and hunger for the wild side.


Now, close your eyes and picture yourself as that child. See that twinkle in your eye, that playful smile on your face. Remember how it felt to be carefree and unburdened by the stresses of adult life. That childlike spirit is still inside you, even if it's buried under layers of responsibility, self-doubt, and anxiety.

By tapping into that inner child, you can reconnect with a sense of joy and playfulness that can help lift your mood and bring a sense of lightness to your day. You can also offer yourself the same kind of empathy and care that you would offer to a child. Imagine comforting that little version of yourself, telling them that everything will be okay, that they are loved and valued just as they are. Then, offer those same words of comfort and kindness to yourself in the present moment.

So, there you have it! A playful technique for cultivating self-empathy and bringing a sense of joy and lightness to your day. Remember, self-empathy is all about treating yourself with kindness and care, and recognizing that you are worthy of love and compassion. So go ahead, tap into your inner child and give yourself a big, loving hug. You deserve it!


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