By Annabelle Sauer @the_fancyvegan
Personal empowerment is about looking at who you are and becoming more aware of yourself as a unique individual. You are a piece of art. A bundle of energy floating around this realm. You are the one creating your life and who you are by the thoughts and love you give to yourself. Nobody else plays a part in this matter. Your soul chose this inspiring, spinning blue dot to live a wonderful lifetime of self-discovery including all these ups and downs. So, make the most out of it and make sure you’ll go after whatever gets your blood racing by practicing these ideas on positive self-talk and self-empowerment to set a good base for whom you’re designed to become.
DEVELOP A NEW MINDSET
We all have good and bad days. However, every time you notice yourself having a negative thought, replace it with three positive ones. And remember to smile whilst doing so - you’ll be surprised how easily your brain can be tricked. This exercise will help you cultivate a new mindset and it makes sure you are in full control of your thoughts, not the other way around. The more you turn your thoughts into a more optimistic and loving direction, the more happiness you’ll feel and share with the ones surrounding you. Make sure you’re consistently spreading love within this realm. #lawofattraction
Get in front of a mirror the first thing you do after waking up and smile. Look at yourself and really see yourself. The way you look, the way you move, the way your skin curves around your bones. The way your chest moves up and down with every inhale and exhale you take. Now look deeper into your eyes. Our eyes are a gateway to our soul. Whilst connecting with your deepest self, tell yourself „I love you. You are beautiful. You are capable of so much.“ Give yourself the kind of compliments you’d like to hear in that moment. If you practice this as a daily ritual, you’ll see the magic happen soon. Do this until you feel really cozy, warm and comfortable in your body.
Gratitude is love in its purest form. As soon as you’re done with your mirror talk, think of three things you are truly grateful for today. Not sure where to start?! Don’t worry, we got you covered. Start with something as easy as being alive, being able to breathe, being healthy, being gifted with a brand new day to be productive, the wind moving through your hair, water, coffee, dancing in the rain, your beautiful eyes, food in your fridge, etc .. There are so many little things to be grateful for, and we all know the little things are the most important.
This is your daily reminder to hydrate!
Wait, what?! What does this have to do with self-empowerment, you ask? Well, let me tell you. Your body consists of 70% water, so basically you are water. Your body gives you a home, it protects and heals you when you get hurt. Your body loves you unconditionally. All that is left for you to do, is give back the love it deserves. So off you go - grab a bottle of water - Cheers!
CREATE & MANIFEST
Create a vision board of how you want your little universe to be like. There are so many different beautiful ways to do so. You can use a website called “Pinterest” or you can simply cut out pictures from magazines and write down keywords. You could create a timeline of small achievements building up onto each other - step by step. Or you could divide your manifestations into different categories like relationships, health, financial life, career etc. Remember: Don’t hold yourself back. Go all in. Most importantly however - don’t stress about it. There is a time for everything - just be patient and learn to fall in love with the process of manifestations falling into place.
Stop comparing yourself to others, whether that’s comparison to a stranger on social media, someone you’ve seen on the street or even your sister. You are a unique individual. You are not supposed to be like anyone else. Work on yourself, for yourself, by yourself. Find out who you are when no one is watching. Start falling in love with the beautiful piece of art you are. And then when everybody is watching, be unapologetically yourself. People will talk, let them. Weird = Normal. Don’t let yourself be caged by someone else’s thoughts or beliefs! Keep in mind that everyone is on their own unique journey to self-discovery. You are the creator of your own universe meaning in each situation you’re the one controlling how you react. So, if there is a bump in the road, rather than telling yourself “Shoot, big problem!”, tell yourself “Awesome, I like a good challenge!” No person or circumstance should be able to change your state of being. You are the one who is responsible for your own happiness and inner peace. Go create yourself!
If there is one thing I do know, it’s this: You deserve to become who you’re meant to be. You deserve to be the universe experiencing itself. So, start creating a strong You. Follow your dreams and be the kind of person you need to be to make them become your reality. You were put onto this planet to do what your soul tells you to do.
Stay true to your Y O U.