How To Connect With Your Inner Child This Summer
Summer can be a nostalgic time. The days are long, the weather is finally nice and warm, and best of all, school is out. There’s nothing like summertime when you’re a kid – the days last forever and you never seem to run out of things to explore. As adults, though, we’ve kind of lost the magic of summer. Especially after a year spent indoors and isolated, it might feel like summer is just another season to get through. This year more than ever, though, we deserve to make time for fun and childlike joy. We’ve been through a lot this past year. We have a lot of healing to do both collectively and individually and working with your inner child can be a healing practice. Summer tends to be a time of fewer responsibilities, so it can be the perfect opportunity to spend some time on yourself.
You may have heard of inner child work before – it’s becoming a popular topic on platforms like Instagram. Your inner child is what it sounds like – the childlike version of yourself in your mind’s eye. Your inner child can be you at any age throughout your life. Learning how to get in touch with this younger version of yourself can bring insight to what you’re dealing with now and how to connect with what you want.