Do you feel that you have no control over your life, both your personal and work life? You feel powerless to act? This not only causes frustration, but it is also very stressful and tiring. So how do you gain the control back? It involves self-empowerment so that you make positive decisions based on what you want. In this article from Becoming Aware, I look at what self-empowerment actually means, why it is so important for your health, relationships and career and I give you my top tips to take back control of your life and self-empower yourself.
What is self-empowerment?
It’s a word that is bandied around, but what does it really mean? In its simplest form, it means taking charge of your life through the decisions you make. In effect you are making a conscious decision to control your own destiny. Adjectives that spring to mind about a self-empowered person are confident, strong, influential and in control. A person who is self-empowered knows what they want and is willing to take responsibility for their own life. Those that are not self-empowered are low in confidence and self-esteem.
Why is being self-empowered so important?
It’s good for your health as low esteem may make you vulnerable to anxiety and depression and other emotional issues. With self-empowerment, you can do the things that make you physically healthy such as having a regular exercise regime, eating the right foods and sleeping well. Being emotionally secure is also good for relationships as you are not desperate for people’s affections and affirmations. You can also genuinely praise, celebrate and enjoy other people’s achievements as well as offering help and encouragement. It will be good for your career too, as you have confidence in yourself and your abilities. You may also be able to impress people who are vital to your success.
Top tips to achieve self-empowerment
· Develop a positive mindset – take charge and don’t give in to external factors such as chance, fate or luck
· Set realistic goals – ensure they are reasonable and achievable – take small steps
· Be assertive – ensure you are comfortable about your ideas and needs and address situations that are not working for you
· What you are trying to achieve must be in the ‘now’ and not in the future – don’t put things off
· Ask yourself what you can do to move forwards
· Believe you can do something to make it happen – be confident in your own ability to execute your decisions
· Understand your strengths and weaknesses – have the motivation to learn and achieve
· Surround yourself with positive people – this will help you to feel empowered to achieve your goals
Vulnerability is a strength, not a weakness
It’s important to realise that living a self-empowered life can make you vulnerable. However, you must view this as a real strength and not a weakness. It’s true to say that for every courageous act, there must be a degree of vulnerability. So give yourself permission to be brave. The easy option is to play it safe! Things in life rarely come to you or are handed to you on a plate. Make it happen!
How can Becoming Aware help you to achieve self-empowerment?
Making a conscious decision to take control of your life will make you happier in your personal and work life. Achieving your goals will be very satisfying. You do need to consider yourself and what is good for you. As a Mental & Emotional Wellbeing Specialist, I can help you feel more confident and raise your self-esteem to achieve self-empowerment. Call me on 07766 427966 for a free without obligation chat or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.” Theodore Roosevelt