Deep inside, I believe that we as women desire to find our voice and empower our lives. We want to be our authentic selves. Whether or not we are aware of this desire, it is there. When we are truly ourselves, we are happiest and most content. Many times, however, we feel so drained and exhausted from taking care of everyone else that we can lose ourselves in the process. Losing our voice is largely a part of this journey.
- Do you feel drained and exhausted most days?
- Are you taking care of everyone else, except you?
- Do you speak up for yourself?
- Do you find it difficult to set boundaries around your heart, mind or personal space?
- Is someone else running your life?
- Outside of your daily chores, do you sometimes feel a little lost in life?
If so, you are part of a large body of women who feel the exact same way.
You are 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.
The good news is there’s a silver lining. Even if you feel you’ve lost your voice and power, they are still there. You just have to strategize to bring them to the forefront.
Today I want to remind you of just how strong and amazing you really are.
In this post, I’ll show you five ways to embrace your inner strength and find your voice.
5 Strategic Ways To Find Your Voice
- 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 still 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 quite right? That you’re out of place somehow?
Experts call this being misaligned. This is when you feel vulnerable, unregulated, and seem to pick up negative vibes from everyone around you.
Stay 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 practices to get you spiritually connected and enable you to reclaim your power:
- Bible study
- Volunteer work
- Practice gratitude
- Live your truth
- Get out in nature
3. Step Out of the Box
Do you resist change? It’s a nuisance if I’m being honest with you. Why fix something that’s not broken?
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.
Some examples include changing jobs, ending a soul-sucking relationship, or launching or scaling a profitable business. You’re might be unhappy or you may feel stuck. Yet you dread rocking the boat.
But listen to me very carefully: you are stronger than you think. You will be 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 voice and your power!
4. Be Authentic
Yes, women are usually true nurturers. We take care of others more than we do ourselves. But 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 woman.
Author of the highly acclaimed book, Claim Your Power, Mastin Kipp, says, “You have all you need within you to become the best version of yourself.”
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, make suggestions and help you out, even when you don’t ask for you. The subliminal message is you’re weak and I’m strong. You may not realize is that they have trained you.
When you finally wake up, you have to put a stop to it immediately. Take a step back from that person and start asking yourself the right questions.
Protecting your energy from outside influences and disruptions is called self-preservation. By doing that, you’re in a better position to claim your voice (not theirs) and your power.
5. Find Your Purpose
Knowing what you want to do in life is great. But it’s usually tied to material goals and aspirations. These goals are typically short-lived. Plus, they’re always changing and evolving.
Your true purpose is typically internal. It has more to do with who you are, versus just what you do. It’s more of an intention (internal and ongoing) versus a goal (external and has an end).
Intentions are internal and are determined by 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 yourself and your destiny. Your inner 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 volunteer work. Not only that, but you can express it through your relationships at work and at home.
That’s your true life purpose. That’s how you can claim your voice and 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 finding their voice and 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 a smart and confident woman. 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.
Be well + prosper,