4 Ways to Nurture Your Inner Child and Mature into Empowerment
Don't ever stop nurturing your inner child. If you haven't started yet, start now.
An unhealed inner child shows up in life for everyone in different ways and makes life worse, not better. If a wounded inner child is ever allowed to run the show, the show will be a chaotic drama on repeat.
1. Instead of reacting, respond.
This in itself is a huge leap towards emotional maturity. As children, we tend to hit back. It's just a reaction. As adults, most call it revenge. Revenge never gets even. Revenge grows small conflicts into larger ones and really wastes a lot of time. The conscious choice when a person feels hurt is to deal with that pain. Try to understand the reason for it. If you were at fault for causing someone else pain and didn't realize it, apologize. Make amends as best you can. Don't let pride get in the way but instead stay humble. If you were not at fault for it, don't take it personally. Distance yourself from the person if they show no remorse but not in anger. Just enough to protect yourself from being hurt again.