Learn How To Claim Your Power

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Do you cringe at the injustices you observe 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.

Forward Steps Personal Development Collection ImageThe 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.

Claim Your Power - Forward Steps Personal Development quote 1500pxStay 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?

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any -Alice Walker Share on X

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”.

Now, 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

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

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 person.

Mastin Kipp, author of the highly acclaimed book “Claim Your Power”, says, “You have all you need within you to become the best version of yourself”.

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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. Yet it’s usually tied to material goals and aspirations. These goals are typically short-lived. Plus, they’re always changing and evolving.

Claim Your Power - Forward Steps Personal Development quote 1500px_2Your 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, 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 smart and confident. 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.

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Hi, I'm Thea Westra at Forward Steps (forwardstepsblog.com)

Hi, I'm Thea Westra at Forward Steps (forwardstepsblog.com)

Since March 2003, I've been sharing practical, positive, thought provoking and inspiring self improvement content online. My aim is simple - to offer tips and resources that help us enhance our daily experience of life and to keep stepping forward. Perth, Western Australia is the place I call home and I'm the author of "Time For My Life: 365 Stepping Stones". You might also know me from the Forward Steps personal development blog and the daily series of "365 Forward Steps Notes", all designed to add wings to our unique life journeys.

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