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Babying the inner child

Friday, July 26, 2013

Inner child, you say...psychobabble! Well, maybe. I'll share this anyway. When I am content and at peace inside, I stick to my goals so much easier. So I wondered what keeps the inside soothed and nurtured. After some reflection and tracking of my own I discovered this: there's always some kind of connection with my childhood. The things I loved, warmed my heart, gave me joy and the people who made me feel worthy, loved and made me laugh are more often connected to the contentment inside. This is now my secret to staying motivated. I play! I let go! I let my hair down! I do "inappropriate" childish things because it makes me happy and keeps me going. I've lost 12 kg in total since this discovery. Weight issues are more than just body issues and discipline. It's about babying the inner child. What do you think? Silly? That's ok, I'm losing weight and feel really good! See ya, I'm off to play. Today, I'll be splashing some paint on a huge piece of paper in all the colours I have! Beautiful! Can't wait!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ROSEMARE 8/14/2013 10:17AM

    Thank you everyone! Let's continue playing! emoticon

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LOVINGAFRICA 7/28/2013 1:45AM

    I loved this post! Think you are onto a secret there. Post it to the Spark message boards please!

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GARDENQE2 7/26/2013 11:23AM

    How right you are!

Now that I'm retired, I spend the whole day babying and indulging myself, and doing things I loved as a child. I think it's made a great improvement in my mental health.

If I don't do it, who will???
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SILVER1369 7/26/2013 11:14AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon ENJOY!!!

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SPARKCHANTAL 7/26/2013 4:20AM

    read about huna. you'll see this is anything but babble!

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