Today it’s all about how to empower yourself. Empowerment is one of those buzz words that are floating around.
It’s easy for us to have temporary motivation, but to have lasting empowerment unfortunately happens to be a rarity. I’m sure that it eludes you at times (I’m certainly guilty of this), and it seems that only a privileged few are entitled to the secrets of this.
But that’s not the case anymore. When you can find ways to empower yourself, you’ll have unstoppable confidence to conquer anything in your life. Which will ultimately bring in more love and magic for you.
Empowerment is there within every single one of us. Whether we choose to have it or not is our prerogative. So how can you remain in an eternal state of confidence AND self-assuredness AND persistence?
That’s what we’re going to discuss how to empower yourself with these five ways. Let’s get started, shall we?
TREAT EVERYDAY AS IF IT’S THE FIRST DAY
You know that feeling you get when you have a stroke of genius? That’s how you have to apply yourself to every day of your life. Because the fact of the matter is we only have one life to live.
Treating each and every day as if it’s the first day is the key to empowerment.
It may seem blatantly obvious but we’re all so guilty of losing that momentum once things are going good. Or even worse, when the going gets tough, we give up. The trick is to tackle your goals or treat your partner with that same gentle tenacity as you did on the very first day.
Let me give you an example. Think about a time when you were first falling in love. Remember the butterflies in your stomach, the constant grin on your face that couldn’t be wiped away, and nobody had the ability to infiltrate your zen?
Whether it’s been two years or twenty years, the honeymoon phase eventually dissipated. With time, you came to know one another’s idiosyncrasies but also how to push one another’s buttons. It’s inevitable because that’s what happens when we fall in love.
That also doesn’t mean that you have to keep living the way because that’s obviously not what you want to achieve. What you want to recapture are the initial feelings of the first day.
All you have to do is to sit in silence and visualize exactly how you felt when you first fell in love or another time when you were beyond ecstatic to be alive.
It can take several minutes before you feel those same feelings but if you want to gain empowerment, then this is a must. Besides, let’s say it takes 15 minutes. That’s only 1% of your day, which really isn’t a whole lot.
When you treat everyday like it’s the first day, there won’t be any room for longing and day dreaming for something else because your mind will be programmed to be happy no matter what. Which leads me to the second point.
TREAT YOUR MIND WITH RESPECT
If you want to remain in a perpetual state of empowerment, you need to treat your mind with the respect it deserves. Your mind is prime real estate so don’t inundate it with anything that’s going to prevent you from happiness.
Let’s use an analogy.
You wouldn’t go digging into a garbage for food, would you? I think it’s safe to say that the answer is no, you wouldn’t. So if you’re not willing to eat garbage, then why would you be willing to feed your mind with garbage?
Every negative thought you have about yourself and others is infiltrating your own precious mind with garbage.
Life gets difficult and the world can seem like a cruel and unforgiving place to live in at times, so negative thinking is inevitable.
It’s not about controlling the thoughts that enter your mind because they will. It’s about not allowing your thoughts to dictate your life.
You’re also not going to gain empowerment by repressing your emotions. When a negative thought enters, allow it. Then let it go. The moment you decide to free yourself of the negativity is the very moment you consummate empowerment.
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If you treat your mind with more respect, you’re prioritizing how you live your life. Which brings me to the next step of how to empower yourself.
When you’re overwhelmed with things to do, it’s soooooo much easier to give up and put it off until you’re left with no choice but to tackle it.
If you keep putting off what you need to accomplish, you’re basically postponing your life. Unfortunately, when that happens, you’re left feeling disempowered. Because that’s obviously not what this is about, you need to flip the script by prioritizing.
Here’s how to prioritize today:
- Create a list of what needs to get done only for today
- Look over the list to see what’s the most important
- Complete the most pressing thing on the list
- Work your way down to least important
When you start with the most important thing to complete on your list, you’ll get a surge of empowerment. Because chances are that the thing you’ve been meaning to do has been ongoing for several months now.
If you nip in the butt the thing you’re most dreading, then you’re well on your way to an increase of empowerment. But you have to create a list everyday of what’s the most important. This isn’t a one time deal. The more you do this, the easier it becomes.
Consistently prioritize your way to empowerment. That brings me to the next step
Empowerment starts with consistency. If you want to consistently feel empowered then you have to consistently strive for empowerment.
Of course you’re going to have days where you couldn’t care less about anything, let alone empowerment, and that’s perfectly fine. What you can’t do is to allow one day of not striving to turn into two, then three, and so on.
Down time, even from life, is so vital for your wellbeing. However, not everyday can be treated as a vacation from yourself.
Consistency starts with taking baby steps. If you don’t, you’ll burn yourself out. Just look back at all of the times you wanted to start a project or learn something new…how quickly did you lose your mojo because you pushed yourself too hard?
That’s not what this is about because than it wouldn’t be sustaining empowerment.
Consistency also means that you honor your inner wisdom.
If your body is telling you take a break, do it. If your body is telling you to sleep, do it. But, you also have to differentiate your body from your mind if you want to gain lasting empowerment.
Your mind is going to attempt to hijack you from your goals because the human mind is designed to survive and not succeed. Essentially, if your mind is trying to tell you to do something, you have to do the opposite.
Consistently strive for empowerment because you’ll attain it if you do.
The more you show up for yourself, the more empowered you feel. Which brings me to the last step of how to empower yourself.
SHOW UP FOR YOURSELF
If you want empowerment, you have to show up for yourself. After all, how can you ever feel empowered if you’re always the last person to take care of you? You can’t.
Which is why you need to take care of you. When you devote time to caring for yourself, you’ll be more inclined to pursue your goals, whatever they may be.
That means acknowledging that it isn’t selfish to show up for yourself. Because it’s far from selfish to be there for yourself. It’s needed and is actually selfless.
The more you show up for yourself, the more you can give to others. Whether it be your time, attention, or devotion. You need to do you before anyone can reap the rewards of your empowerment.
Showing up for yourself can be whatever you want it to mean for you. Sometimes it’s about going on a solo date, treating yourself to a donut or ice cream, or lounging in the bath. Whereas other times showing up for yourself means doing the deep and excruciatingly painful inner work. Or even working your ass off to be a good parent, employee, or employer.
However you need to show up for yourself is circumstantial to you. Do what it takes and you’ll have a wealth of empowerment.
There you have it…how to empower yourself. When you try these five ways, you’ll notice a drastic shift in yourself and your world. Create more love and magic through empowerment.
How do you empower yourself? Let me know in the comments below.
Be sure to share this with anyone who can benefit from boost of empowerment.
See ya soon.
In the meantime, stay beautiful!
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