Empowerment and self-love are two extremely powerful forces, so much so that they have the power to completely change how people perceive both themselves and the world around them. The uprising of self-love is a wonderful thing, but it is equally important to start empowering others and remind women (and men) everywhere just how incredible they are.
Here Are Our Best Ways To Empowering Others
Empowering others: Compliment Each Other
One simple way to do this is to say, out loud, nice things that you think about people. If whilst speaking to somebody you notice that you love their outfit, that their hair or make up is looking especially lovely, or that they simply sound super intelligent – TELL THEM.
People can often hold back from complimenting others for a number of reasons including embarrassment or fear of looking too ‘keen’, but it is so important to just go ahead and do it. Not only will this potentially make the compliment-receiver’s day, but it will also make you feel good knowing that you made them feel good.
Actively Listen & Turn Negatives Into Positives
Another way of empowering others is to pay attention when they are talking negatively about themselves and remind them of all their wonderful qualities that they should love. Imagine you happen to catch your friend pointing out her ‘problem areas’ on her body or areas of insecurity and imperfection, remind her that each small part of her body is what makes up who she is, and there is no doubt that person is an incredible woman. Remind her of all her qualities that make her a pleasure to be around, because its important for our friends to love themselves just as much as we love them.
Encourage “Out of Comfort Zone” Activities & Support
An alternative of empowering others is by encouraging them to step out of their comfort zone. Everybody knows that stepping outside of your comfort-bubble allows for extreme personal growth, but it can nonetheless be a tricky task to deal with.
However, it is likely to be a hell of a lot easier to step out of your comfort zone, and more likely to even happen in the first place, if you have someone dear to you cheering you on and encouraging you.
Whether this involves offering to go to a dance class with your friend because they’ve been wanting to try it out but have been too nervous to go alone, encouraging them to face their fears (perhaps even a common fear like heights), or exposing them to social situations that they are not used to, encouraging your pals to step outside their comfort zone is sure to improve their confidence levels and make them feel more fulfilled.
So, be kind, always. Not only to yourself, but to every other person you cross paths with. Tell people how great they look, make sure it is known how loved they are and encourage them to try something new when they doubt if it’s a good idea.