6 STEPS TO BECOMING EMOTIONALLY SELF SUFFICIENT
What does it mean to be emotionally self-sufficient? How do you become emotionally independent? Are these questions that you have asked yourself before? Are you open to information to help change your perception of becoming more self-aware and sufficient?
Good news! I have 6 steps that will help you on the path of self-dependency and less anxiety!
1. Accept yourself! Now I know this might seem obvious but think about this for a moment. Think about how you truly accept yourself? If accepting yourself is based on what others think, then that is not it. If you are constantly berating yourself when you mess up on something, then that is not it either. Accepting yourself means to take the good with the bad, truly knowing who you are and what you are capable of and going out and being completely you.
2. Make your own decisions. That goes hand in hand with number one. If you accept yourself and you are not looking to people for approval in your life you can make decisions based on how you feel and what you want for you. What makes sense in your life for you, may not for others and that is perfectly normal.
3. Accept responsibility for the things you choose to do. If you choose to do something solely because of you, be willing to own up to it and accept it for what it is. Do not beat yourself up about it if it was not the best decision. Life is about trial and error and no one person on this planet is without fault.
4. Acquire more skills. When we have things that we do not like about ourselves, the awesome thing about self-acceptance is also having the ability to change. Change and growth are so IMPORTANT in becoming emotionally independent. The reason being is, when we are open to growth we start to evolve from the mental battles we have internally. We stop putting up a fight within ourselves and allow for the change to happen and before you know it, your doing things you never thought you had the gumption to do!
5. Take care of your body. I am not suggesting going out and get a new workout and food regimen. What I mean is to pay attention to the signs that your body is sending you. If you feel sick take a break, if you have been working late take time to meditate and release toxic energy. Yes, we all need to work, but what is the point of working if you are killing yourself. Being emotionally self-dependent is taking care of your mind AND body.
6. Lastly, find healthy ways to express your negative feelings. If you are upset or even sad, it is very important that you ALLOW yourself to feel the emotions, let them flow through your body. I used to make the mistake of holding in everything and it made me lash out at people. And though this is not an easy journey it is very worth it in the end.
Of course, we know these steps are not going to develop into full-blown habits overnight, but just taking the time to implement in our daily lives can help us grow and change significantly. You owe it to yourself and you are worth it, to go ahead and start accepting and loving the real you. Do you really want to continue living a life how someone else tells you to?