Be B.A.D (Proven Technique To Tame Our Rebellious Inner Child)

Be B.A.D (Proven Technique To Tame Our Rebellious Inner Child)

Do you want to break free from your routine without breaking the law? 🙂 This blogpost is for you!

Note: Being B.A.D is intentionally meant as a separate (and occasional) activity, in addition to our established self-care.

Self-care is the routine we perform on a daily basis to keep our emotional, physical and mental health in check, whereas being B.A.D is about breaking the routine and indulging in your favorite, quo-on-quo, “naughty” pleasures.:)

Sometimes, we just want to be B.A.D. This is a manifestation of the Rebellious Inner Child Syndrome. What does our inner child want? She wants attention, adventure, creativity, and (overall) more fun.

B.A.D. is an acronym that stands for:
B = Break free from your routine
A = Act naughty
D – Do some fun crazy stuff!!

When we deprive our inner child of our attention, eventually she finds a way to rebel: whether is through obsessions with different addictions (binge eating, overspending, orthorexia), self-sabotage or other means of seeking attention.

If we don`t nurture our inner child with love and attention, we numb a part of ourselves that needs to be expressed. Eventually, this neglect results in different issues: from commitment issues to attachment issues, from undereating to compulsive eating tendencies, from completely disregarding the body to obsessing with our physical image. The aftermath would look different for each person, but it comes from the same place: our inner child feels neglected and is acting out.

Experimental Exercise Related to Being B.A.D

Create a list of “bad” behaviors or activities that are not deconstructive to your health and bring you a lot of joy and excitement. Think of activities that you don`t usually do but have always wanted to try out, or do more of. Let your imagination go a bit wild! You have full permission to get very creative with this exercise.:))

For example, last week I decided to nurture my inner child by taking a day off, treating myself with a nice coffee and spending a few hours at a coffee shop reading a book!

Being B.A.D doesn`t have to be that extravagant either! It simply means you are breaking from your usual routine and doing something exciting and fun.:)

I really hope you enjoy this exercise. Forward it to a friend and why not be B.A.D together?:) The more people break B.A.D at the same time, the merrier!

~ Ana-Maria

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3 Easy Ways To Uplift Your Spirit And Feel More Supported

3 Easy Ways To Uplift Your Spirit And Feel More Supported
The Universe always has our back, even when we don’t see it. What we don’t know, yet, gets revealed to us, but only when we are not shadowing the signs we invite to receive.
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The Universe holds us accountable for our choices as it mitigates their consequences: every move we make either deteriorates or move us closer to our soul’s purpose on this earth. And we don`t know if we are moving toward the right direction until we are taking action and speeding in momentum. Without regrets or holding on to our comfort zone.
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Looking back, there is no Past. Just a distant memory we are transcending into the present day. And is up to us to create memory lines that frame our growth and prepare us to seize the very moment that exists in our heart of mind.

Use these strategies to uplift your spirit when you need to feel more support/ed.

Spend loving time alone where you can reflect on your challenges and create a strategy on how to move forward. For example: if you feel stuck in a situation that doesn’t seem to be resolving on its own – let go of trying to control it and shift your focus on other projects and activities that bring you fulfillment and destress your mind.

Do yogic sequences that strengthen the spine and stretch the back muscles. The mind&body connection is so vital when we are losing alignment with our inner sense of security and support. Bringing your awareness to your spinal column creates a physical sense of empowerment and grounding into your power center (learn more about the chakras here.) I also suggest moving in and out of warrior and child’s poses to ground, detoxify and connect you to the earth. 

Sip more tea. Yes, the simple routine of drinking tea when we feel stressed is proved to calm the nervous system and clear our minds. As you sip your tea, I recommend you spending five-ten minutes alone listening to meditation music and writing affirmations in your journal, such as: I am supported. I am calm and confident in my power. I have a strong body and a strong spirit. I have the ability to conquer my challenges. All is well in my world. I am safe and supported. 

Writing and repeating affirmations is a very very powerful way to create more happy hormones in your body (thus decreasing stress) as well as to teach your subconscious mind the kind of beliefs you want to have about yourself. Writing them down creates a better connection between the cerebral neocortex and your physical self-awareness.

Exercise, in combination with mental work and a healthy eating regimen, facilities the process of generating more trust and confidence in our power to be strong and self-reliant. 

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Credit: Aaron Robbins Photography

If you would like to read further check out those two articles: how to curate your happiness rituals and how to preserve your positive experiences.

Have comments or questions? Let me know!

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