WOOHOO, it is Monday! Hopefully you took advantage of the extra hour of sleep when you set the clocks back. I always struggle with time change whether it is forward or back. My body just wants things to be consistent, that is my comfort zone.
Today, we are going to take about POWER! I have been working with the AMAZING Eryka Peskin for a few months now and wanted to share some tips from her on “tapping into your power”. We have the power to make choices every day. We can choose how we act, react, don’t act, think, respond, and so on. We have choices.
Everyone has the power to make changes in their life and the world around them. Here are some ways to tap into your personal power to make the changes that you desire:
1. Set a goal and MAKE IT HAPPEN.
One of the most effective ways to build your sense of power is to set a goal…and then achieve it! You may already have a goal such as losing weight or exercising 3 times a week or find a new job or to make more money in your business. They are BIG goals. Set a small and doable goal. Something tiny so that you can accomplish it and feel the POWER that it brings to you.
2. Acknowledge yourself for achieving your goal.
This is one place where size doesn’t matter. Make a list of ALL of the awesome stuff you’ve done in the last week (month, year or your life). Actually write it down and post it somewhere so that you can reflect on it when struggles come. Now, CELEBRATE yourself and your accomplishments. Focus on your greatness rather than draining your energy by thinking about all you lack or could have done better. Feel the power?
3. Know the things that DISempower you, so you can choose how you react to them.
I have to admit that this simple step has brought the most POWER into my life. I know the inner gremlins of limiting beliefs, the fears and my inner critic. Each one has a name since we are on such a personal relationship. What is your “thing” or “things” that take away your power? I love that when those things get triggered, I get to decide how I am going to response because that’s where your power of choice is: the power of choice.
As for me, I make the decision daily to not let my fears or limiting beliefs determine why actions for the day. Let me tell you when the day is done, I feel AMAZING!
4. Speak up for what you want..to yourself and to the world.
Speaking your truth is such a beautiful and powerful act. This can be tough especially if you haven’t squashed those inner gremlins that like to take control. When you speak up and get your A$K on, is an incredible act of power. Okay, so they may say “NO” but that is okay. At least you took control and believe me, it is a powerful feeling when you speak the truth about what you truly want for your life.
I can’t wait to hear how you tap into your power this week. Hope you have a ThirtyOne-derful day!