Remaining Empowered During Stressful Times

Being laid off, accumulating expenses and increasing duties on the job due to recent layoffs are only a few of the things wreaking havoc on life during these stressful times. With the light at the end of the tunnel so dim it’s almost out of sight, below are a few suggestions on how to remain empowered:

  • Acknowledge that asking for support, guidance and partnership is not the same as being needy. Allowing someone to help you primes the pump in the universal law of giving and receiving. There are as many blessings to the giver as there are to the receiver: being open to receiving invites flow as well as empowerment for all.
  • Tap into any communities you were involved in prior to your stressful situation. Why? Any group or groups with whom you have positive interaction on an ongoing basis, even if you feel like withdrawing, can be an integral aspect of ongoing empowerment.
  • Remain your authentic self even as you struggle. It is easy to begin to perceive yourself as "less than" who you are when you are challenged. Suggestions to staying steadfastly authentic include positive affirmations and connecting to your life’s purpose.
  • Persist in centered-ness without being overly egocentric. Grandiosity and self-degradation are unhealthy, so focus upon who you are being as you are in a stressful situation.
  • Make your requests known. While this may be difficult to do when fully mired in the muck of a downward spiral, letting others know exactly what would provide empowerment at this time creates partnership and provides solutions.
  • Even at the most difficult phases of life, there is room for you to give. The joy of giving from the heart will elevate a soul.
  • Remember to always turn towards love, grow towards greatness and be aware that there are two basic choices: love or fear. Always focus upon love. Honor yourself with loving compassion especially when you are in difficult times, as they are lessons to be learned and joy waits at the curve in the road ahead.

Until next week, much love to all!


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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, Georgia's Own Credit Union, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.