You might be surprised to discover what the little girl or teenager you once were is thinking about something that is currently going on in your life. Or it could be that an old experience is colouring your thoughts about a situation you're facing as an adult.
This is super-simple to do. Now you might think this is a bit weird if you've not done it before, but trust me on this one, it is really, really useful at times.
In your journal (if you have one) on a piece of paper, in a Google Doc or an email to yourself, you can get started. The way I do it is to name the person first, using my nickname and my real name. Next all I do is simply ask a question to begin.
Kathryn: How are you doing today?
Kat: I'm a little nervous about this book you're writing. What if no-one buys it?
Kathryn: Well, it's okay, and quite natural to be afraid when doing something new, I'm a little apprehensive too. But, I've got plenty of followers and many who have already said they want to buy my book.
Kath: Oh wow, really?
Kathryn: Yes! Quite a few actually. And I'm working on a marketing plan for it too so I'm sure it will be a success.
Kat: Well that's good, I don't need to worry then.
Kathryn: No you don't, I've got it all under control.
Sometimes it might be that the child within me is wanting to talk about something, so the conversation may be started by that part of myself. It really is that simple to do. Ask the questions and see what comes. You might be surprised.
Let's know in the comments if you've tried this. I'd love to hear how it works for you.
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