Fun and Fabulous #3: Empower Me

It’s not uncommon for people to develop low self-esteem and lack of confidence as they age.

 

Life changes, health problems, and other factors contribute to the absence of motivation and heavily impaired confidence, all of which negatively affect the quality of life and general wellbeing.

 

At this point, a person starts losing interest in pretty much everything.

 

Although an uncomfortable situation, it's entirely possible to come out a winner.

 

All you need is a little bit of empowerment. How? Here's how to empower yourself for an amazing motivation boost and bigger confidence.

 

Don’t compare yourself to others

One of the greatest sources of low confidence is the habit of comparing ourselves to other people.

 

Don't let other people and their lives define yours.

 

Every person is different and experiences life in a different manner. 

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Therefore, avoid comparing yourself to other people.

 

Focus on you and your life.

 

That way, you’ll have a healthier perspective, which is vital for empowerment. 

 

Socialize

Humans are social beings, so the last thing one should do is to be isolated from others.

 

Social isolation worsens confidence problems and depletes motivation levels.

 

Moreover, evidence shows that socializing can improve both the physical and mental health of a person.

 

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Hang out with your neighbors, friends, and family.

 

Sign up for some class, visit a botanical card, options are truly endless.

 

Simplify your life

Older age comes with certain physical limitations due to various health problems.

 

As a result, a person may feel insecure and lose motivation for the activities they used to enjoy.

 

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One way to counteract those insecurities is to simplify your life.

 

For instance, instead of your “regular” home phone, you may want to get a big-button amplified phone with picture dialing.

 

That's just one example of many things you can do or change in your household to make your life simple and indirectly improve your self-esteem.  

 

Appreciate yourself 

You are intelligent, strong, funny, and caring.

 

You also have many other values that are greatly overlooked in your mind.

 

It’s never too late to retrain your mindset into appreciating all the good things about yourself.

 

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The more we appreciate our own values, the more powerful we feel. 

 

Negative thoughts can come up, and that's natural. But you shouldn't give them strength by focusing on the negative voice in your mind.

 

Whenever these negative thoughts pop up, think of at least one reason why they are not true.

 

That way, you are directly empowering yourself.  

 

Other things to do

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  • Volunteer, it’s never too late to help someone in need

  • Meditate

  • Practice yoga

  • Read

  • Do something you like 

  • Allow yourself to be happy 

  • Be open-minded about yourself and others 

 

Conclusion

All of us need a little bit of empowerment on a daily basis.

Don't criticize yourself or compare it to others. Instead, focus on your positives and make life easier.

There are many things we can do to feel more confident, motivated, and empowered.

It's never too late to give yourself the happiness you need.

Socialize, help others, and focus on all the things that make you happy. 

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 About the Writer
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Dr. Ahmed Zayed holds a baccalaureate of Medicine and Surgery. He has completed his degree at the University of Alexandria, Egypt.
Dr. Ahmed believes in providing knowledgeable information to readers. Other than his passion for writing, Dr. Ahmed spends his time outside the hospital, either reading or at the gym.
His articles are featured in Chicago Tribune, Consumer Health Digest and Huffington Post, just to name a few.

 

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