Have you ever had those moments when you have felt misunderstood? We all have moments more often than not when we feel disempowered. You are not alone, there is nothing wrong with you! True empowerment means being authentic or true to yourself, even when the world teaches you to be someone else. Here are 3 simple tips to help you to feel empowered:
1. Take the time to jot down your needs
Understanding your needs helps to bring a sense of relief and clarity in your life. This relief can offer new positive emotional energy to fuel your positive direction in life and reduce your tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged. Ask yourself a few questions to help yourself determine your needs:
What are the weaknesses that I am aware of?
Identify your top 3 values (What values are most important to you?). This would be one’s judgment of what is important in life.
Ask yourself the question: Are you building your life around what’s important to you?
What strength and skills come up over and over again?
What skills have I practiced or mastered but could live without?
2. Set Goals
Setting attainable goals will help to keep you focused. Set goals both large and small. Setting goals will instantly help you to feel better about yourself and help you to choose where you want to go in life. When setting goals be sure to:
Align your goal with your purpose
Break your goal down into smaller measurable chunks that you can hit along the way to your big goal.
Reward yourself after each completing each goal.
3. Think positive thoughts
Think positive thoughts! Learn to recognize negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. Negative thoughts can shut your mind off to new opportunities to a world that you didn’t know existed. Just know that the outcome of your day is the way you respond. Besides positive thinking can actually improve our overall happiness. Try implementing a several of these positive actions daily:
Practice gratitude! Think of something you are grateful for the moment your eyes open each morning and before you get out of the bed. The fact that your eyes opened is a good place to start!
Read positive affirmation daily. You can also incorporate tools like podcast, videos and books. Write down a positive quote and take it to your computer. Go ahead implement this step immediately!
Talk to yourself in the mirror, even if you feel silly, tell yourself, “Today is going to be a great day!”
Smile! Smiling naturally makes you feel better and it’s contagious. Before you know it others will be smiling as well.
*What do you do to feel empowered? We want to know, leave a comment:
Tracey Evelyn is a wardrobe stylist, personal shopper and skin care expert who helps emerging women to reinvent themselves, feel empowered and become unstoppable by embracing their authentic selves.