It is no secret that the world right now is a difficult place.
Whether it’s the pandemic, an economic crisis, environmental concerns, or escalating tensions between countries, there are many things that people are anxious about. However, if each person takes time to empower themselves to do their part to add something good to their corner of the world, we could create a healthier place to flourish. If you want to change the world around you, it begins inside of you first.
Being empowered means being honest with yourself and the people you encounter. Maybe that means taking responsibilities for certain things or speaking up when you are used to staying silent. Perhaps it means thinking of things that will help you reach your maximum potential, rather than hinder you. Creating an empowered mindset is the first step to bringing about change to the world. Here are some ways to empower yourself so you can be confident in stepping out to create change.
Make time for yourself.
We hear a lot about self-care, but many of us simply don’t make the time for it. An empowered person, however, is one that is in tune with themselves and is motivated to be the change. Someone who is drained emotionally, mentally, and physically simply doesn’t have the energy to give. So, take time to sit with yourself. Just 10 to 15 minutes a day to relax and give your brain a break and disconnect from what’s going on around you is important – no external voices, no screens, just you.
Take steps to make change.
Creating change cannot be done alone, so don’t burn yourself out by trying to fix every problem that you see. Instead, focus on one or two things that you want to fix – things that resonate with you deeply. Then, devote your time to doing what you can to improve them. Maybe it’s volunteering somewhere or donating to a specific organization that has meaning to you. Perhaps it is spreading awareness about a cause through social media, writing letters, or organizing an event. Creating change starts small, but it can have big impacts if you do it right.
Empower yourself with new opportunities.
If you live with a closed mind that is not open to trying new things, you could miss out on some amazing opportunities to empower yourself. Remind yourself that you are strong and can make a lasting positive impact. If you do that, you create space for new opportunities, and have a greater opportunity for success in reaching your goals to make a difference in the world.
Imagine what society would look like if we were each empowered to live life at our full potential. Each person has something unique to offer the world – what is it that you have to bring?