You have probably read a host of articles and blog posts about what you can do to empower others, whether it’s the people in your life, your children or your employees. What about your own empowerment though?
Self-empowerment is an integral part of life if you seek happiness, fulfillment and to be successful. What`s more, when you take the reins and become the driver instead of a passenger in your life, you can do anything you desire!
The dictionary defines empowerment as:
“The process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights”
Empowerment gives you ultimate control over your life and helps you live life on your own terms, which in turn leads to ultimate satisfaction. Here we list 10 lifestyle behaviours to reach self empowerment and the steps you can take in order to achieve this aim…
No matter the reason, subject, or goal, keep learning. It helps you grow as a person, keeps you productive, allows you to contribute to conversations and improves brain health. There are plenty of resources online that will allow you to educate yourself for free.
2. Accept Things You Cannot Change
Too many people try to control things they cannot change, which creates undue stress and frustration. Let those things go and focus on what you can change, like yourself and how to live your best life.
3. Setting Goals And Taking Action
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins
Setting goals makes you productive and keeps you striving to reach your full potential and to achieve all your dreams. Personal fulfillment always comes from within and and it all begins with setting goals.
However, achieving your goals and anything in life requires action, “One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” – Tony Robbins.
Achievement of any particular goal fuels self-esteem, boosts confidence, brings ultimate satisfaction and ultimately long term happiness!
When you know who you are, why you do the things you do, how you impact yourself and the people around you, you can make changes as needed and lead a much more fulfilling and emotionally healthy life.
Being positive and having a positive attitude clears roadblocks and eliminates any obstacles that life or others may throw at you. The ability to find the silver lining in every cloud is an empowering feeling.
6. Repeat Positive Affirmations
Having affirmations up your sleeve can help readjust your mindset, empower your thoughts and therefore change behaviours, especially those that are self-defeating.
7. Love yourself
You can’t see your self-worth unless you’ve learned to love yourself as you are. It’s only then you will find yourself able to love others.
8. Own Your Flaws
When you recognise your flaws, you can work on them and this is how you grow.
Not one of us is perfect and part of moving forward is understanding that and owning those flaws.
9. Positive self-talk
Stop putting yourself down and instead lift yourself up with positive self-talk. Congratulate yourself on your success, let yourself know that you are great and remind yourself often of your own value.
10. Learn To Say No
You don’t have to commit to absolutely everything just because someone has asked you to. It’s up to you to know your limits, set boundaries and enforce them.
Saying no doesn’t mean you’re a bad person and it doesn’t mean the world is going to end. It just means you an empowered person who has the confidence to say no to something that they don’t have time for.
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