Let Go Of The Past, Life Is Too Good

Holding on to the past obstructs you of your ability to self-improvement.  Not being able to forgive the pain of past relationship will hinder you from moving forward and finding love.  Holding a grudge against your boss or a workmate is an obstacle to opening doors for new opportunities.

…Happiness is a choice, an ongoing practice, a part of the Journey, not the destination. — Emma K. Viglucci LMFT

Holding on to the past is just natural for being human but staying there will do you no good for it is not healthy.

 

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A New Beginning:  Life After Divorce 

 

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A home is only “broken” when healthy family interactions break down: when people stop communicating adequately, behave un-lovingly, or conduct conflict destructively, for example. — Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.

I used to be a stay-at-home mother of two and a devoted wife.  The first five years of our marriage were the best, but it slowly had gone sour when my husband got his promotion and assigned to visit their offices out of state.   

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Discovering What Personal Empowerment Is

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…rather than searching for the one and only thing that will help them understand why they were put on this earth, or a hunt down a singular way to make an everlasting and profound difference to the larger society, we sometimes forget to seek out answers to life’s meaning that might be discovered down several different avenues closer to home. — Suzanne St. John Smith Psy.D.

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “empowerment”? Do you associate this word with strength, power, responsibility and a goal? To be empowered means to have the capacity to reach your potential. It refers to the act of becoming powerful and making things happen. At this point, we have to emphasize the fact that personal empowerment is all about you. To learn more about it, be sure to read this article up to the end.

 

There are several dimensions of personal empowerment. Here is the list:

 

Skills

 

The skills you possess are the enabling factor that allows you to achieve goals and meet objectives. Without these, you will not be able to materialize the things that you have in mind. Because of this, it is crucial for you to continue training and learning new lessons to enhance your skills. Become more educated and apply what you have learned.

 

Self-Awareness

 

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This refers to your ability to understand your environment and how well you respond to different situations. So that you can become personally empowered, it is essential for you to determine your strengths and weaknesses. Take note that being aware of what makes you strong is useless if you have no idea about the things that make you weak. There has to be a balance in everything.

 

What you need to do is to determine where you are good at so you can improve in that aspect. On the other hand, once you detect your weaknesses, make sure to keep yourself away from it.

Having too high self-esteem that doesn’t accurately reflect reality isn’t healthy. It’s inflated and common among people with narcissistic tendencies. — Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT

Values

 

What you believe in also plays an essential role in your empowerment. This involves the set of beliefs as well as opinions about particular matters. Values can be affected by many factors, one of which is your upbringing. For example, if you grow up in a family who is a firm believer in the existence of an Omnipotent God, then you are less likely to become an agnostic or an atheist.

 

Goals

 

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A big part of personal empowerment is setting up your goals. Having clear goals is an indication that you have a bigger plan for your life. It means that you want something good to happen in the future. The beautiful thing about doing this is that it allows you to plan the direction of your life. Be sure to make realistic plans. Otherwise, you will only end up being frustrated especially when these goals will not be materialized.

 

Information

 

Being fully informed or acquiring knowledge is essential for your personal empowerment. Keep in mind that in the absence of information, there is a chance that you may lose track of where to go or what to do. Without knowledge, your options become slimmer. For this reason, it is necessary that you make an effort in accessing information on a regular basis. Keep yourself updated with material and relevant information.

There is a myriad of tools, techniques, systems and such to help us manage our life. But these don’t do us any good if we don’t create the time to learn about them, implement them, integrate them, conquer them. — Emma K. Viglucci LMFT

Give yourself a chance to be personally empowered. Just focus on what you want to accomplish. Improve on the different aspects mentioned above.

 

 

A Quick Guide on How To Ace Your Job Interview

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One of the nerve-wracking moments that you have to encounter is attending a job interview. It can be frightening to participate in such a meeting, especially if you have no idea as to what usually happens in interviews. At the same time, the level of your anxiety or stress can also be affected by the fact that you want to grab the job. Do not worry because feeling all these things is only reasonable. Instead, try to focus on what you can do to get over your low self-esteem. Keep in mind that the key to acing any interview is to show that you are confident in applying for the position.

Being evaluated by strangers, worrying about getting a job you need, fearing rejection, finding parking, getting there on time—any one of these things can jar even the calmest job seeker. — Amy Armstrong, MS, NCC, MCC, LPC

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Top 5 Rituals For Self-Empowerment

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Are you tired of feeling bad all the time? Do you want to improve your mood today? Is it your goal to become more empowered as an individual? If you answered yes to these questions, then this article is something that you need to read today. We are going to list down the five rituals that you can practice on a daily basis for self-empowerment: Continue reading “Top 5 Rituals For Self-Empowerment”

Why You Must Not Judge Right Away

One of the things that you must always keep in mind is the significance of being patient when it comes to meeting and getting to know someone. Be polite whenever a person introduces himself to you. It is one of the essential skills that you must learn, primarily if you work in an industry where you are going to meet several people. Keep in mind that each person has a personality that may be different from others. Because of this, you cannot expect the same person to be perfect all the time.

 

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In an ideal world, we would be in control of our lives and tailor them to our liking. In the real world, however, we are faced with messiness on a daily basis. — Ida Khamesy, MA, LMFT

In this article, our primary or main focus will be on the top reasons why you must not judge a person right away. When you meet someone for the first time, the ideal thing to do is to keep yourself away from noticing too many first impressions. Whether you like it or not, the truth is that you can never know someone’s story or background on the first time that you meet. The reality is that it takes days, weeks, or months before you can know the real personality of someone. Because of this, avoid giving negative comments or judgments. Here are the top reasons not to do it:

 

You Lack Information

 

As already pointed out above, there are many things that you probably do not know about the other person. Because of this, it would be unfair on his part to receive any of your negative judgments. Take note that you lack information about his entire life story. As such, if you are not sure with who he is, it is best to keep your mouth shut. Do not say something negative or anything that will make you regret it.

 

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When evaluating someone else’s actions or personality, it is crucial that you understand where they are coming from, their perspective, history, and the experiences that went into the current situation. — Gregg Henriques Ph.D.

You Do Not Want To Feel Judged

 

Another thing that you have to instill in your mind is the fact that you also do not want to be judged. For this reason, it is best if you will refrain from commenting on the attitude or personality of the other individual. What will you feel if you are the one who is going to be subjected to ridicule? What if others will not like you on the first time you meet. Will it make you feel comfortable? Think about these the next time you are tempted to say something bad about a person.

 

You Are A Bigger Person

 

It is also time to remind yourself that you are a fantastic individual who wants nothing but the best for everyone. As such, it is great if you will learn how to show to everyone that you are a mature individual. Do not settle in just avoiding being a judgmental individual. At the same time, you must also see to it that you remind others of the importance of verifying facts or information first. Never say a comment about a person if you have no idea what you are talking about. Otherwise, you will only end up hurting the other person. Aside from this, you may also put yourself in a compromising situation.

Judging others might be our way of finding our place among others. When we form opinions about what we aspire to and what we disdain, we determine where we think we “fit” now, and perhaps where we would like to be in the future. — Laurie Leinwand, MA, LPC

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The next time you meet someone, be sure to bring out the best version of yourself. Impress him or her with your kindness.