I want to start this post with an inspiring quote. Walking Through Life As Women has used this quote before, and it has always struck a chord in me.
“no one is you and that is your power”
For me, this means that the most important thing you could do for your health and sanity is to live your life for yourself, step into your power, and own it. But, how do you do this and get beyond seeking someone else’s approval? How do you do this so that you become aligned and in balance with your life?
For much of my life, it was primarily about the other person and not about me. It was about taking care of their needs first. And now, it feels as though I am coming into my own. The launching of this blog back in 2018 has a lot to do with it. Through the sharing of my life lessons and starting an amazing women’s group, I have learned more about myself and have become more empowered. Even though living through a pandemic has been tough, I can truly say that I’m persevering and moving forward. Thank goodness there’s some light at the end of this pandemic tunnel!
A couple of big things that I’ve learned along the way is to replace all the negative self-talk with positive affirmations and to let go of fear. I must admit this is not easy to do, but nothing can sabotage you more than letting negative self-talk and fear take over. You need to be aware of what you’re doing to yourself. It holds you back from sharing your thoughts and ideas, and stops you from taking risks and exploring new opportunities. You will literally empty yourself, and then you no longer have power. I would say that self-awareness and self-care are big steps to owning your power.
Also, I’ve learned to ask for help when I need it. This could be help from a friend, family member, co-worker, or therapist. I believe that powerful people know when to ask for help and feedback from others. This will only increase my chances of being successful. I think that knowing what I need and asking for help is a power move. I had to ask for help last year. I was feeling a little depressed, a little out of sorts. I knew it was because of everything we were all going through. I called my therapist for help. She was able to give me and remind me of the tools I already had to start seeing things a little differently. It made all the difference.
Yes, I’m still this work in progress but that’s okay. It means that I’m not finished and still have room to improve.
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