Feeling empowered and operating with a strong sense of self isn’t something that happens overnight.
In fact, self-love and self-awareness are practices; the more you work at them, the easier they come to you.
However, I think that the highlight reel nature of social media can make people feel insecure.
The Downside of Social Media:
Oftentimes, social media makes people think that they aren’t pretty enough, successful enough, wealthy enough… at the core, social media can make people feel like they aren’t enough.
If there’s one thing I feel strongly about, it’s helping to empower individuals.
I am here to let you know that you are enough!
To help you step into your power, I am sharing my three favorite practices:
I am a firm believer in the power of movement. Moving our bodies helps to release happy chemicals AND allow feelings to move through our body.
Not to mention, it’s virtually impossible to be in a funk when you’re playing your favorite song.
If you want to empower yourself and step back into your power, play some music and just let your body move. Don’t be concerned with what you look like; just have fun!
Movement is known to be a killer of anxiety and depression, which is why it’s a practice that I swear by.
Phone A Friend:
Seriously! Our people are “our people” for a reason – because they help to remind us of how amazing and capable we are, especially in the moments that we seem to forget ourselves.
Picking up the phone and calling a friend is a great way to shift your perspective, feel connected and remind yourself of how unique and wonderful you are.
Don’t be afraid to call a friend and make yourself vulnerable; share with them how you’re doing, what you’re thinking about and even ask them for a helping hand with something you’re struggling with.
When you take the time to connect with people that you trust, you feel more connected. When we feel connected, we often feel empowered!
This third practice is the easiest and the most often-overlooked.
I want to challenge you to look at yourself in the mirror and smile for three full minutes. Maintain eye contact and just keep smiling at yourself.
Yes, I promise you that you’re going to feel weird at first. It *will* feel forced. But after three minutes, I can almost guarantee that you are going to feel more confident, happy, grateful and powerful as a result of this practice!
At the end of the day, whatever you can do that helps you step back into your power and feel like the bad ass that you are, is something that I recommend trying!
Oh, and be sure to bookmark this blog so that you can easily refer back to this post when you’re in need of an uplift!
Do you have an empowerment practice to add to the list? I’d love to hear about it!