I’m on vacation this week so I’m running Kelly’s guest post which reminds us to be true to who we are.
To be empowered is to say “YES! This is who I am” rather than letting others define you. To find your inner voice and strength and use it to control your mind, your body, and your thoughts, staying true to yourself whatever life presents.
Being empowered is to reject helplessness. It is finding the courage to face what frightens you, and instead learn what you can from these experiences. By searching out these silver linings you are refusing to let the pain or fear rule you. Redefining life’s challenges by what you’ve gained.
When is the last time you used your “pause button” and MADE the choice to listen to yourself, to appreciate who you are, or to ask yourself “what do I want?” Remember that only you are the expert on you. You have the strength to create your life and to connect with your inner voice.
So try asking yourself:
- What truly matters to me?
- What are my priorities?
- What are the values that I
strive to live by?
- When I wake up tomorrow what
do I want to remember about today?
And now concentrate. Focus.
Breathe. Listen. And just BE YOU.
Today’s author Kelly Caul, MSW, LCSW is founder of EMPOWERED Therapy, LLC, whose mission is to empower you to BE YOU through individual and group therapy. Kelly can be reached through her website at www.kellycaul.com.