I never knew what ‘finding your inner child’ meant. Truthfully I thought it was new-age bullshit, but lately I have been finding my childhood in the most important aspects of my health care plan.
The more I practice self-care, the more it resembles caring for a child.
While I don’t fit into my favorite red pajamas any longer, I wrap myself in my favorite blanket as often as possible. I take a bath and go to bed around 8 p.m. most nights.
I carry my bottle around, currently a Yeti filled with organic coffee or smoothies. Sometimes I have warm organic milk before bedtime.
I eat frequent small healthy snacks, and take naps, too, as good food and sleep are essential to avoid crankiness and sickness.
I never liked being trapped indoors or practicing organized sports, but cute outfits and outside play in the sunshine is high on my list of priorities.
Sometimes I get angry, feel frustrated or wronged. I use bad words, but it is better than stuffing my emotions.
I ask Jesus for forgiveness and patience, and He helps me see the good in myself and other people.
XO Carrie Ann