“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.”
Empowerment is the belief that we have the ability to control the course of our life. People who do not feel empowered may have low self-esteem, feel unmotivated to go after goals and stop working toward happiness in their lives.
You can empower your self by;
Take responsibility for your thoughts. It is your choice to adopt criticism from others as your perception of who you are. Allowing criticism from others to rule your thoughts reflects in your behaviour. Remember Eleanor Roosevelt’s wise words – “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.” You can choose to brush off criticism and feel good about yourself.
Be consciously kinder to yourself. The more you do for you, the better you will feel. It helps you focus on you and believe that you deserve good. Give yourself a break when you are tired. Remember to pamper yourself, take a long, hot bath and relax. Self kindness can blossom into self love from which self empowerment can grow.
Practice good posture. Standing tall is a good habit. Straightening your stance feels better physically.Make eye contact. Helen Keller said, ‘‘Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.’’ Your stance makes a statement. People will buy a confident image if you create good habits. Good posture can make you look and feel more powerful.
No one is born feeling self empowered, it is developed. Remember, we are essentially who we create our self to be and all that occurs in our life is the result of our own making.
Empowerment is not about one heroic act, but rather a series of small choices that build upon each other daily. It takes work to change your mindset to an empowering one, but once you do self-empowerment will become a natural part of your thought process. As Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.”
Commit to yourself today to start to take small steps to shape your life for the better …..
“you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”