It might be because you’re not empowered if you don’t feel like you’re in control of your life. You can’t hope for someone else to empower you; you must learn how to do it yourself.
Some people have clear visions of their future and create a detailed plans on how they plan to make it happen. Other people feel like they’re just floating by, drifting whichever way someone directs.
If any of that sounds familiar, you’re in the right place. Some of you will have more work to do than others, but every woman needs to know the five areas of life they need to empower themselves.
Whether familial, platonic, or romantic, your relationships deserve attention, but you must be on a two-way street. Are you in a long-term relationship? If not, is that what you want? You need a plan, and you need to be empowered if you want to find what you’re looking for.
You can’t expect someone to meet your relationship needs if you haven’t established what those needs are. Sadly, many people fall into the trap of believing only a romantic partner can fulfil specific requirements and find themselves missing something when they find someone.
You have to fulfil yourself; relationships are a bonus. You need to know what those bonuses look like and set boundaries.
Your career falls under this heading because many people find their purpose in their career or make their purpose their job. Do you know your purpose? Empowerment is impossible without having a grasp on your life’s mission, whatever it may be.
This alone isn’t going to fulfil you, but it’s a significant part of the puzzle. We spend most of our waking hours at work, and it will be impossible to find fulfilment if you hate your job.
So, however you honour your purpose or mission, it will play into your empowerment. If you’re pursuing it in some form, you are giving it the respect it deserves.
Your finances encompass your wealth, from your salary and passive income to investments and retirement funds. Financial empowerment is essential to battle stress, take advantage of opportunities, and serve others.
If you don’t have a clear picture of your finances or a view of how you will achieve financial independence, then you need to focus on your empowerment levels and use them to your financial advantage.
Intellect, wisdom, creativity, knowledge, and mindset are all linked. You can’t leverage your expertise if you don’t have the right attitude. And it isn’t easy to build the right mindset if you aren’t constantly expanding your knowledge. All of the world’s knowledge is at your fingertips if you reach out and grab it. And this is an important area of empowerment for women who want to succeed.
Your health and well-being matter, from what you eat, how much water you drink, how regularly you exercise, how much sleep you get, self-care, and stress. It all matters, which is often the area of life women most overlook.
Rather than practising self-care, we let others push our boundaries and take advantage. That is where empowerment is vital. It might feel as though you don’t have control over much of this, but it’s one of the areas of your life where you have the most power. You won’t meet your financial goals if you can’t support your health.
It would be best if you addressed each aspect individually and as a whole because they feed into each other. You will feel it across the rest if one piece of the puzzle is missing. You won’t achieve what you want overnight; making a start is essential.