Do you cringe at the injustices practiced against women every day? Are you feeling drained and exhausted? Or maybe instead of taking care of yourself, you are always you taking care of everyone else ?
Well you’re in the right place if you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions. Maybe you feel unable to speak up or unheard even when you do. We’ve all felt that sense of isolation and weakness at one time or another.
The good news is there’s a silver lining to all this. Even if you feel you’ve lost your voice and power, you can never really lose them. You just have to work at bringing them to the forefront.
Alice Walker once said, “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” I’m here today to remind you of how strong and amazing you are.
In this post, I’ll show five things you can do to embrace your inner strength and let it shine through.
So, start reading to learn how to claim your power today!
Practice Daily Self-Care
The fastest way to reclaim your power is to care for yourself. This means eating right and exercising. It also means taking time to do something you enjoy, like drawing, journaling, or dancing. It could even be as simple as sitting there and focusing on your breathing.
The point is to shift your ideas from being the caregiver 24/7. Show yourself some of that care and compassion.
Changing just this mindset can help you claim your power. It’s one of the best and most fulfilling ways to lead you to your true purpose in life.
Stay Spiritually Connected
Staying connected spiritually is something many of us overlook in our busy lives. Yet, keeping yourself grounded boosts your powers of optimism and self-assurance.
You know that feeling when you sense things aren’t as they should? That you’re out of place somehow?
Experts call this being misaligned with the universe. This is when you feel vulnerable, unregulated, and seem to pick up negative vibes from everyone around you.
Stay committed to your power and maintain a regulated, spiritual connection. There are several ways to do this and some you can even do at your desk at work for a quick rejuvenation.
Here are some things you can do to stay spiritually connected and be able to claim your power:
- Do yoga
- Try mindful meditation
- Do volunteer work
- Be grateful
- Live your truth
Step Out of the Box
Many of us, myself included, abhor change. It’s a nuisance if I’m being honest with you. Why fix something that’s not broken?
However, many times, certain parts of our lives are broken. We’re just too afraid to deal with it. It’s scary, uncomfortable, and overwhelming at times.
Take quitting your job or ending a relationship, for example. You’re unhappy and you feel stuck. Still, you dread rocking the boat because you tell yourself, “I’ll be all alone.”
But listen to me very carefully: you’re stronger than you think. And I have no doubt you will be able to take care of yourself, you will be just fine.
In situations like this, change may actually be good for you. It may take some time to adjust. Give it a week at the most, and you’ll notice that you’ve learned how to do it differently. Only then can you move forward in life and learn to claim your power!
Yes, women are nurturers. We tend to naturally look out for others and take care of them before we take care of ourselves. But don’t allow that to define you…. to define who you are as a woman.
Being authentic to your true self means honing in on what your likes and dislikes. It also means you acknowledge that you’re an intelligent, capable woman.
Author of the highly acclaimed book, Claim Your Power, Mastin Kipp, says, “You have all you need within you to become the best version of yourself.”
So, you should never allow external influences to tell you who you are or how you feel. That’s for you to decide.
We all have that one person. You know who I’m talking about. That person who thinks they know you better than you know yourself.
So, they always try to ‘advise’ you and help you out, even when you don’t ask for you. The subliminal message is you’re weak and I’m strong.
When this happens, you have to put a stop to it immediately. Take a step back from that person.
Protecting your energy from outside influences and disruptions is called self-preservation. By doing that, you’re in a better position to claim your power.
Find Your Purpose
Knowing what you want to do in life is great. But it’s usually tied to material goals and aspirations. These goals are typically short-lived. Plus, they’re always changing and evolving.
Your true purpose shouldn’t be external. It should be internal.
Internal goals are when we try to recognize how we want to feel. Once you’re aware of that, you can determine the emotion you’re seeking. That’s the first step.
The second step is to learn how to generate that emotion. When you learn how to harness it, you become better aligned with the universe. On the upside, your self-confidence soars. You also gain clarity somehow like someone took the blinders off. Everything will be come easier to understand and much clearer for you.
Finally, the third step is to find ways to share that emotion with others via a variety of services. It could be through your job or by doing any kind of volunteer work. Not only that, but you can channel it through your relationships at work and at home.
That’s your true life purpose. That’s how you can claim your power!
A Final Note
Remember, no one can claim your power for you. This is something you have to do on your own. Even the most successful CEOs and business moguls have to work at claiming their inner power. It’s something that needs constant attention. Yet, with time, your confidence will soar, your decision-making abilities will become sharper. You’ll also learn to stand up for yourself when you’re right and be strong enough to admit when you’re wrong.
To generate true power from within, start by recognizing that you’re a smart and confident woman. You are unique and you have so much value you can add to this world that only you can do.
Acknowledge the courage and determination you have inside of you. As you start to believe in yourself more and more, you will notice others will also.