Personal Empowerment, from where I see it has to do with self-awareness, confidence, a sense of purpose, mindfulness capacity, and positive relations.
Anyone who knows me can attest that I’ve experienced some major up and downs and rounds and rounds. I am a single mother of five, from four different fathers, and I was a freelance tour guide throughout their childhood. That alone tells you about self-empowerment.
Not only the fact that I’ve lived my life outside of the conventional paths, but I also kept on being independent and pursuing my passion, even with the toughest of responsibilities.
I know about self-empowerment… Else I wouldn’t have survived decades of continuous emotional chaos and terrible mental stress.
I wanted to be responsible with the children, but I also wanted to travel. I wanted to travel but then again, in order to do it, I took on the needs and desires of my passengers on tour.
I wanted to take on my compromises, but a major part of my responsibility, according to my inner core values is to be happy and free.
It was a conundrum, that up till today, I have no idea how to manage. Be happy and free, but responsible and compromised. It sounds like an oxymoron.
The aftermath is as chaotic as the epic tale itself:
I lost my complete inheritance in the process and probably made tons of mistakes in the raising of my children (That is another blog on its own), I became an expert at hurting myself and ended up shielding myself from romance not to lose my mind. However, I’ve lived. Truly, intensely, and grossly at times. But whatever I did, and whatever I do, up until today, comes from a deep unfathomable confidence in myself.
So, I want to write a little about Self Empowerment, because although it has been one of my biggest challenges, it has also been the stepping stone I’ve used for any endeavors.
Self-empowerment begins with self-awareness. It’s about understanding who I am, what I believe in, and what motivates me. As I’ve grown older, I’ve taken the time to reflect on my life experiences and identify patterns in my thinking and behavior. This introspection has given me a deeper understanding of myself and has allowed me to make more informed and authentic decisions about my life.
Read more on self-awareness here.
Understand and accept my emotions
Another important aspect of self-empowerment is understanding and managing my emotions. I’ve learned that when I understand my emotional triggers, I can make more conscious choices about how I respond to them, rather than allowing my emotions to control me.
This has made me more emotionally stable and resilient and has reduced stress and anxiety in my life.
I’ve also found that self-empowerment allows me to communicate more effectively with others. By understanding my own thoughts and feelings, I’m better equipped to articulate my needs and perspectives, which has led to more productive and fulfilling relationships.
Additionally, I’m more confident in my abilities and less likely to seek validation from others, which has allowed me to build stronger relationships based on mutual respect and trust.
Sense of Purpose
Furthermore, self-empowerment has allowed me to pursue my passions and interests with greater purpose and determination.
I’ve learned to set goals that align with my values and aspirations, and I have the confidence to pursue these goals with passion and dedication. This has led to a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment in my life.
Lastly, self-empowerment has helped me to be more accepting and compassionate toward myself. I’ve learned to extend grace and forgiveness to myself, rather than constantly seeking perfection. This has cultivated a greater sense of self-love and self-acceptance, which is essential for overall well-being and happiness.
To wrap it up
In conclusion, self-empowerment has had a profound impact on my life. It has allowed me to overcome challenges, build stronger relationships, pursue my passions, and cultivate self-love and self-acceptance. I would encourage anyone, regardless of age, to invest time and effort into self-empowerment, as it has the potential to greatly enhance one’s life and overall well-being.