Each year I work to empower myself. In years past, I have been exhausted by the time December rolls around. Furthermore, I normally run off the rails with some of my goals. So, I’m always happy to see the new year come in.
Besides having the stomach flu and spending Christmas Day in bed this pass year, I felt pretty good about where I was in my life. As a result of being satisfied with where I was in reaching my goals for the year, I asked what I did to empower myself. Here’s 4 biggest things:
1. Believe In Yourself – I’ve learned over the years to stop being so hard on myself. I have a type-A personality so I strive for perfection and want things to be done right. I’ve learned that things don’t always go according to planned, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. Tomorrow is another day, and I just need to continue to believe in myself.
In my past life, I would stress when things didn’t go according to plan. That behavior took up a lot of energy and left me feeling exhausted. I would literally sleep through the alarm clock and feel like crap for the remainder of the day. Since I’ve changed my attitude, I no longer set the alarm clock. I wake up refreshed, and I feel good enough to face the day and myself.
2. Turn Things Over to Higher Power – Because some things are beyond my control, I have learned to give it to my higher power. I am a woman of faith, and grow up in the church. Most importantly, I do believe in God. I think it is imperative to believe in someone greater than you and I. Praying, reading the word and than letting things go works for me. I have found peace with myself. Furthermore, I have found peace with the world. It’s not perfect and neither am I.
3. Think Positive – I strive hard to keep negative thoughts out of my head. I’ve learned to surround myself with positive people. Because I surround myself with people that are positive and that I can learn from, my perspective on things have changed.
4. Make Yourself A Priority – I’ve learned over the years that I’m a valuable commodity. And I treat myself as such. No matter what I have on my List Of Things To Do, I make time for me. I book an appointment at a salon for a pedicure, read a good book, playing games on the computer, take a vacations or just sleep. Making myself a priority energizes me and allows me to give freely to others. When you feel good, you do good things.
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