Empowerment doesn’t have to be a huge epiphany, with fireworks and a heroic movie moment. Empowerment can come from small decisions during your everyday life. It can be subjective to you and only you. It means being inspired to live your life the way you want to.
Here are 6 simple ways you can feel more empowered.
- Stay Active
A good fitness routine isn’t just about taking care of yourself. There’s a reason that you feel so pumped when you’ve had an amazing workout, and as though you could conquer the world. That’s because exercise really helps to empower you mentally and physically. As well as helping you to feel more confident, it creates a sense of achievement when you sit down to relax knowing you’ve gotten an all-important workout out of the way.
- Consider a Professional Photoshoot
If you’re usually someone who cringes away from every photo they’re in and doesn’t have much confidence with their own image – particularly, body image – then a professional photoshoot really is the answer to highlighting all the ways you’re already perfect.
Professional photography services like Revealed Studios really know how to accentuate your beauty and make you feel confident. When you look back on these professional photos, you’ll really feel empowered about your own image, in a way you might not have experienced before with your average smartphone selfie.
- Be True to Yourself
Compromise is a necessary part of life. There will always be times when you say yes to something you don’t necessarily want to do, in order to be more generous with your time and help friends or family. Nevertheless, there has to be a limit on that. It’s okay to say no sometimes, and it’s okay, to be honest about how you truly feel about something. If you don’t want to do something, don’t do it.
Only when you stop trying to keep everyone happy and stop being a people-pleaser can you feel more confident and comfortable with who you are.
- Chase Your Dreams
There’s nothing more empowering than going after exactly what you want, especially where careers and relationships are concerned. If you have big career dreams, don’t let anything stand in your way. Even small steps towards what you want to achieve in life can leave you with a huge sense of accomplishment and pride in yourself.
In regards to relationships, never settle, and don’t be afraid to turn down dates or people who simply aren’t giving you what you want and need.
- Push Yourself Out of Your Comfort ZoneFeeling empowered means forcing yourself into a situation to learn and experience something new, and consequently, reaping the rewards from doing so. Knowing that you’ve tried something out of your comfort zone and that it’s turned out successfully is a very valuable experience.
- Surround Yourself with the Right People
You need to be around people who also want you to feel empowered, not people who treat you like an inferior or drag you down. If the people in your life don’t push you to achieve everything you want and support you in every way, then they’re not worth being in your life.
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.