3 Simple Practices to Release Your Inner Strength
Continuing on our month-long theme of Strength I’d like to focus on three different ways you can bring strength to yourself. As Joy mentioned in JTI’s previous blog, strength is an essential part in maintaining any kind of relationship, whether it be romantic, friendly or professional. I’m a firm believer that in order to bring strength into a relationship, you need to bring strength to yourself first.
Here are 3 ways to bring strength to yourself:
1. A little self care never hurt anybody.
I can’t deny I’ve jumped on the millennial self-care band wagon, and I will say I’m not ashamed. I’ve found that dedicating a quick 15 minutes to yourself at least once a day boosts my mood in a positive way. Doing things for ourselves that we enjoy is a great way to bring strength and have some control over your well-being. Whether it be listening to new music, taking a nice hot shower or getting a quick workout in try and find something that you enjoy and fit it into your schedule.
2. Self evaluation, I don’t like it either:
This is something I have been trying to do recently. The way we are and act is something that we don’t really notice that often. We’re used to being the way that we are and don’t know any different. Self evaluation is key in order to be your strongest self. Whenever you’ve had a rough day or are in a tough situation, take a step back and try to look at it from a distance. When doing this we tend to notice certain things that we are saying or doing that we could have done differently in order to have a more positive outcome. Identifying negative behavior and potentially eliminating it will leave more room for positivity and strength.
3. The same way you can identify negative traits within, you can identify them in the people you surround yourself with:
The same way we are accustomed to the way that we act, we are also used to the way people who are a part of our life make us feel. I’m sure we all have a couple of friends or family members that often bring us down rather than lifting us up. Another key element of bringing strength to yourself is by surrounding yourself with strong people. Fortunately I work with very strong, uplifting women everyday. I can say without a doubt that I am stronger than before. Take some time to evaluate if the people who are closest to you ultimately bring you strength or weakness.