We have all admired at least once in our lives one empowered woman who appears in movies, TV show, series, books, women scientists, teachers, lawyers, engineers or women who are famous in social networks; we admire their self-confidence and although their beauty also stands out most of the time what strikes us most is how they can be an empowered woman and how we can have the confidence to look like them.
And maybe it has crossed your mind to believe that you can’t have the same confidence in yourself, you see it as something far away, maybe because of your life story or circumstances that come to your mind.
And I don’t blame you, history and the world led by the male sex have made us believe that we are less important through physical, psychological, sexual, social abuse, but finally things are changing and we are fortunate to be living one of the most revolutionary times where being a woman is regaining its importance, are times where our emotions are afloat and there is no better time to awaken our empowerment that has been stored for centuries.
20 Practices of an empowered woman
In this post I share with you ways to empower yourself every day that have helped me.
1. Repeat affirmations
Something that has helped me to elevate my thoughts and empower myself is to repeat to my mind what I want to be through affirmations.
Affirmations or decrees are powerful phrases that help us change our beliefs, thought patterns or programming.
These decrees will slowly enter your subconscious and help you believe that you are that which you are repeating.
- I am an empowered and successful woman.
- I have ideas of success.
- My body is beautiful and perfect.
In this post I explain how affirmations work with 111 powerful affirmations for self-love to be an empowered woman and 100 affirmations to increase your abundance.
2. Learn continuously
One of the main ways to be an empowered woman is learning, inform yourself, document yourself, read, don’t stay with what your parents, friends, family or other people told you about a topic, and not because they aren’t right or because you don’t want to follow their advice, it’s to create your own truth.
Many times what others tell us doesn’t make sense to us or we don’t agree, but we have no way to defend our truth because we are not informed, or it could also be that they have given us that little thorn to look for more.
Now more than ever we have a powerful source of information: the internet. Make the most of it.
At the end of the post I give you recommendations to learn continuously with the internet content we consume daily.
3.To be an empowered woman try something new
Something that empowers me a lot is to realize that I can master what I dared to do to get out of my comfort zone.
Try it! It can be a small action like making a new recipe or a bigger challenge like moving to another country, empowerment comes from learning and acquiring new skills.
I can tell you that of all things, the most empowering for me is when I lived in Germany for a while, my personal growth was incredible and I realized that I was capable of doing anything I wanted to do.
4.Adopt a positive mindset
You can’t be an empowered woman if you keep thinking negative thoughts. Put negativity aside and start seeing the positive side of everything that happens to you.
This does not mean that you have to fall into extreme positivity where you always have to be smiling and pretend that nothing is happening when the world is falling down; what I mean is to be optimistic, to see the learning from every experience, at the end that’s why we come to this world, to experience life and from every experience there will be something positive to learn.
Besides, by the law of attraction, it is more likely that something positive will happen if we think it will be positive.
5. Take risks
Wait, I don’t mean go and jump off a cliff without any protection, that kind of risk is not the one I want to share with you.
I mean that sometimes we don’t dare to do something because we see it as a “risk” that is to say, we are “afraid” of it, and what do you think? Life is outside fear! Are you afraid of failure? Do you mind what people will say? Are you afraid of disappointing your family? Please let go of that fear and dare to take those “risks”, dare to undertake what you want, to say what you think, to dedicate yourself to what you want, to take your own path?
Remember, there is only one life, and we are here to experience it and live it to the fullest.
Imagine what your life would be like in 10 years if today you don’t dare to take that “risk”, now imagine it if today you dare to take the risk and go for what you want.
Which life did you like the most?
6. Drop the victim mode
An empowered and successful woman is never a victim.
A victim is someone who is waiting for someone else to solve her life, an empowered woman takes responsibility for her life and will solve it herself.
To be empowered is to take charge of your life and be aware that you are the only one responsible and creator of your reality.
It is to learn from every situation no matter how “bad” it’s, it is to stop being sorry for something and get up and solve it, that is what an empowered woman should do.
Not sure if you are in victim mode? The book of the 4 agreements can help you identify yourself.
7. Break patterns
Maybe what you were told about how an empowered woman should be is not really how you should be. Take the stereotypes out of your mind, you don’t have to wear a dress just because you were told that women “should” wear dresses, or stay with your partner when you don’t want to be there anymore just because you married her.
How to break patterns? Know yourself, question each of your behaviors, if you don’t know why you behave that way, why do you keep doing it, just because your family or friends do it too, or because culturally it is like that?
Maybe you are not living the life you want because of the patterns you follow.
The key is to learn to know yourself, love yourself and discover your truth.
These books can help you break patterns you may not know you have.
Whether you want to stay in shape or just do it because you like it or because you want to feel good.
Move, walk, run, jump, dance, do whatever you like, but move your body. We are not static, we are dynamic beings that need movement to feel alive and happy.
Exercising reduces anxiety, depression, relaxes your brain and improves your mood making you feel more confident, empowered and increases your happiness.
9. Elevate your self-esteem
Self-love is having a great respect for your well-being and happiness, it is taking care of you, your needs, taking responsibility for your actions, and not sacrificing your well-being to please others.
Having self-esteem does not mean that you will always like the way you look or act, or that you think you are the most beautiful and intelligent person in the world.
It means that you will accept your ways of being, your weaknesses and strengths, and that what you don’t like you will give your all to improve.
Here are 5 tips to improve your self-esteem today.
10. Learn to say no
Many times you don’t want to do something, but because you don’t want to “look bad” or because you want to put others before yourself, you don’t know how to say no. It’s okay to say no when you don’t want to do something you don’t want to do. It’s okay to say no when you don’t want to do something. You can’t do everything for everyone, it’s not healthy to put yourself last.
Saying “no” to what you don’t want to do makes you realize your priorities and the value of your time and effort, so you become empowered and put your energy only in what is worth your effort.
11. How to be an empowered woman? Express yourself
For many years we women have been subdued, to be silent and go unnoticed. The phrase “you look prettier when you’re quiet” became so popular that we believed it. We have hidden our negative feelings and opinions to look more “polite” “good girls” or not to look “crazy”.
Well no, you do NOT look prettier when you are quiet. Beauty has nothing to do with it.
It expresses what you think and what you feel. At first it will be difficult, I can understand, I was one of those who always believed that silence was good, I went through a lot of abuse and bullying and I never dared to tell because they made me believe that it was not important enough, that women put up with everything, that men by nature are a certain way and as a woman there is nothing to do or I just felt ashamed; believe me that after expressing everything I had kept quiet I had a great liberation.
And I don’t just mean talking, empower yourself by letting your body express itself, sing, dance, move, release and expand your energy.
12. Surround yourself with people in your same or higher vibration.
I once read somewhere “You are not a tree, If you don’t like where you are, move!”
Many times because of our childhood wounds we accept wrong “love” from those around us.
We come to accept mockery, lies, rejection, disinterest, all for the sake of fitting in, without realizing that we are hurting ourselves.
All the people who cross our path are our teachers of life, we attract the vibration in which we are and they reflect a part of us that we have to heal.
Within your healing path you decide when to heal and realize the people that make you feel good and those that you are just repeating the cycle and avoid healing.
What you do not heal repeats itself.
Start by surrounding yourself with those people who add to your life.
And if your circle of friends is reduced to nothing, do not worry, you will find people who will vibrate like you.
Join groups, go to the places you would like to go accompanied and you will see that you will find better friends and you will feel like an empowered woman.
13. Don’t compare yourself
Comparison makes us disconnect from ourselves, from that union we have with our being.
How many times are you on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook, seeing those ‘super bodies’, those perfect lives full of trips, cars, luxury houses, perfect meals… but what do you think most of us only upload less than 5% of our day, and usually it is the part where we feel happiest.
In the networks you don’t see much of the moments of sadness, anxiety, depression, anguish, frustration… so don’t compare yourself, we are all humans trying to give our best face to the world, but in the end only each one of us knows what battle is going on.
Remember that most of the time when you compare yourself you are telling yourself that you are less than the person you are seeing, and this makes you feel sad and insecure.
We are all unique beings, accept yourself as you are, it is the best way to give yourself love and empower yourself every day.
14. Believe in yourself
Remember all the magic that happened when as a child you believed in Santa or the Three Wise Men for 7-9 years and then you realized that it doesn’t exist. You do exist and you are real, why not believe in yourself, can you imagine all the magic that would happen?
I am sure that around you there are several people who admire you in at least one thing, believe in you and are sure that you do something right, but many times we are our biggest saboteurs, because we are the first ones to say “no, I am not good enough” “someone else does it better than me, there is no point in continuing” or phrases like these.
Woman stop sabotaging yourself and bring out your empowerment, believe in yourself, you can do everything you set your mind to, if there is already someone else who did it, great! Then you can do it too, and if there isn’t someone else who has already done it, double fantastic! Because you will be the first one to do it.
You are and will be your main motivator and the first person to believe in yourself.
Have you ever heard the phrase: Go alone and you’ll get there faster, go together and you’ll get further? It is very true.
Network with more people, if you are introverted and you find it hard to do so, stretch yourself a little bit in this aspect, get out of your comfort zone, dare to socialize.
By making connections with people we always learn something new and it leads us to discover our power and truth.
Surround yourself with more women and men who support what you do, make a tribe, a space where you can support and express yourself.
Make circles of women to build and edify, not to talk bad about other people.
16. Be thankful
Many times we take for granted everything we have. We don’t realize how fortunate we are to have a home, food, bed, clothes, cell phone, your family, your partner, your friends and all the basic modern necessities. We are so used to having it that sometimes we don’t value it. Don’t wait until you don’t have it to think about being thankful.
Being grateful is one of the most beautiful things you can do daily to connect with your existence and with abundance.
The more we are grateful the more blessings come into our lives, but don’t do it just because you want to receive something, do it from your heart because you feel grateful and deserving of everything you have.
Incorporate it to your morning or evening routine, to your affirmations or decrees.
You can attract everything you desire from a thank you.
In addition, gratitude takes you out of victim mode, to take responsibility for what happens to you and empower you to create the life you want.
17. Help others
When we give to others without expecting anything in return, magic happens. By helping others we are helping ourselves.
Be grateful because your higher self put you in the place of the giver and not the needy.
Impact others, see how you can help them to improve, to transform their lives.
But do it from the heart, do it with love, not out of commitment, not out of a “I have to do it”, but out of a “I want to do it”.
Helping others is the most human part we have, it is serving others.
Try volunteering, donate part of your monthly salary to charity, help your neighbors, organize a donation campaign or whatever you can think of to help others.
When you open your heart to others, they open their hearts to you.
After taking action to help you will realize how much you learned and you’re going to feel and be an empowered woman.
18.To be an empowered woman empower others
Empowered women empower others.
We are living in one of the best times to be a woman, where we are waking up and making our word count.
How can be an empowered woman and transmit empowerment to another woman?
Tell your story or listen to other women telling theirs, you don’t know how many women have been inspired by listening to other women’s stories.
By sharing your stories you may be able to empower and impact other women, no matter if they are girls or adults, there is always a woman who may be waiting to receive a message of self-love, empowerment or good vibes.
As women we are for sorority, we are not competition or enemies, that is something that the patriarchal system has subtly put in our heads, because it is not convenient for them to see us empowered… but it is already in the past, and now more than ever we are weaving our sisterhood as women and empowering others.
19. Dream Big
If someone ever told you that dreams don’t come true, please remove that belief from your mind, because as they say “everyone talks about how it was at the fair” and let me tell you that dreams DO come true.
Of course, they are not going to come true overnight, for some dreams you will have to work harder than for others, something that I assure you will help you is to use the law of attraction in your favor.
Remember: what you believe, you create; and if it went through your mind you can create it in your life. Women have an incredible creative force by nature, use it to your advantage by creating your dreams.
20. Consume content that empowers you
Believe it or not, the content you consume daily on the internet influences a lot in the way you behave and do your life.
So why not consume content that builds you up and leads you to your best version of yourself?
Here are some examples of content that can help you become an empowered woman.
- Listen to podcasts
Podcasts are trending, if you like this vibe of listening while you do other tasks I highly recommend them. They usually last between 30-60 min.
- Follow social networks with valuable content.
Every time you go on IG, FB or TT do you feel anxious and feel like you are “less” than everyone else?
Stop following those accounts that generate these emotions. We usually spend hours in front of the phone and on social networks, first I recommend you to stop spending so much time in front of the phone and secondly follow accounts that provide you with valuable content, if you are going to be consuming social networks anyway it is best to follow accounts that inspire and empower you.
- Take courses, masterclasses, workshops or empowerment congresses.
- Watch empowering series and movies.
If you are a fan of watching series and movies you will love these.
I hope you found these recommendations helpful.
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