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Learn to Claim Your Power, Ladies

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Do you cringe at the injustices practiced against women every day? Are you feeling drained and exhausted? Are you taking care of everyone else except yourself?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you’re in the right place! 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 many ways you can do this. 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. You’ll be able to take care of yourself 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!

Be Authentic

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.

Yes, women are nurturers. We take care of others more than we do ourselves. But that doesn’t have to define who we are.

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 becomes clearer and easier to understand.

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. There’s so much good you can do in this world.

Acknowledge the courage and determination you have inside of you. The more you believe in yourself, the more others will too.




Loving Life — The Reboot!

Dominique

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Learn to Claim Your Power, Ladies

10 Comments

  • Shepherds Run Farm

    Really like the thumb tatoo. Would not have thought to put one there. Very nice leaf design, simple. I would almost say that being Spiritually connected would also fall under self care to an extent. Finding time to be mindful, or do yoga, or any of the other activties you suggested can do wonders for one’s self. That commitment to one’s self does wonders for empowerment. Great topic. Thanks.

  • Martha

    Excellent list for claiming our power Dominique! I follow most of them but especially the step out of the box. I not only step out but I’m constantly thinking outside the box on just about everything I do! Power to us!

      • Dr.Amrita Basu

        I came to this post today after reading another post today and I agree with Jeanine, this is a must read post. Sometimes we have to accept the change.Things get better only after that.

  • Tamara

    Valuable tips. Of the five, I believe for many ladies the last one is actually the most difficult one:
    How to find their purpose after years of mothering and taking care of other people. Where does that leave them?

    Especially if the didn’t have one before. Think of it, after graduating, you do odd jobs but never really click with your real calling. You meet a guy, become pregnant, and boom, you’re too busy to even think about who you are.

    • Dominique

      Our roles change so much throughout life. I agree if you don’t really think about the role you are taking on — and many of us don’t — you fall in love and you get swept up. Or like me, you start on one path and find that it’s not the path you wanted to be on. But you have invested so much — that’s what everyone told me.

      I am a firm believer in frequent self re-evaluations. I think they help you understand who you are, what’s working, what’s not, and where you want to end up. But since our roles change and life happens, those things change throughout life.

  • Jeanine Byers

    Such a powerful post! And #facepalm and #mindblown on the life purpose part!! I can’t wait to dig into this more. I am sharing it to several places. I pinned it, but to a new board that is still secret for now, because I’m still working on it, but I am glad it will be there when the board is ready. Sharing it to my FB group, too!

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