Empowerment can be defined in many ways, however, it all starts with empowering yourself. According to Wikipedia, “it is the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities.” Or, “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.” So, while we at Sass love supporting and empowering other women, we also know it is not possible unless you support and empower yourself first. But how does one go about empowering themselves? We suggest you start with these 6 mantras.
I Am Enough
Go on, say it to yourself in the mirror because you ARE enough, girl. You, with all your amazingness AND all your flaws are good enough. In fact, you’re better than enough!
I Am Fierce
It’s true! And if you’re not convinced, remind yourself that you wake up everyday and do your thing to the best of your ability. You are constantly looking for ways to better yourself and the world around you. When you’re a fierce woman, you respect yourself — and your limits.
— This article is sponsored by Green Papaya —
I Am Loved
No matter who you are, know that there is someone in this world (probably multiple someones) who love you. You make a difference in someone’s life, you make an impact in someone’s life, because you are loved and respected.
I Am Unstoppable
You have the ability to follow your dreams, live your life to the fullest and make a difference, because when you set your mind to something, you are a force to be reckoned with!
I Am Fabulous
Say it loud and say it proud, because you were born to be fabulous! You are confident, you are extraordinary, and you can tackle anything this day throws at you.
I Am Worth It
Don’t second guess yourself, you know your own worth! So, go ahead and treat yourself to that vacation, buy those shoes, ask for that promotion, raise your rates. Because, girl, you are totally worth it. Believe in your own self worth.
Pick just one or use all of these mantras to help empower yourself each day. Say them to yourself in the mirror, write them down in your journal, or download our free Self Empowerment Mantras worksheet. Or, if you need help remembering any of these mantras, grab yourself a women’s empowerment candle from Green Papaya! Each candle contains a message of empowerment to embolden, support, encourage, bolster, and remind you of your innate beauty and strength. A reminder to own your femininity and empower yourself, so you can help empower others.
This article is sponsored by Green Papaya. Green Papaya was established in 2018 by a working scientist-mom. She wanted to find a better alternative to store bought candles, wax melts, and tea lights that are too strong-scented and irritating to the nose and airways. She noticed that store-bought, generic candles burned fast, gave off soot, and some of them produced an odd-looking clump after the first burn. Armed with her knowledge of product development and quality management principles, she set out to create a candle line that she would want to use every day with her family and friends.
Kim is the owner and publisher of Sass Magazine, as well as the owner of Sass Studios, a boutique graphic design studio in Frederick, MD. When not in the office, Kim can be found doing some of her favorite hobbies—reading a book, dancing, traveling, or playing with her rescued pitbull.