Do you have everything you need to be more self-efficient in today's fast paced and complex world?
It feels like we are rushing into the future at a breakneck speed, hardly pausing long enough to appreciate what we already have before moving on to the latest newfangled gadget.
To truly be autonomous, all we need to do is let go of the need to always be in control, and simply live more independently. So how can we do that?
I believe it starts with being less concerned with trying to control everything, and simply live and experience life as it unfolds around us, trusting and following our hearts.
Without realizing it at the time, my first major step towards being autonomous was moving out of my parents’ home and into my own apartment when in I was in college.
Webster’s dictionary definition of autonomy: existing or capable of existing independent
That sounds good but let me give you my definition: For me, gaining autonomy means, catching up to the 21st century.
Technology has helped increase my level of autonomy which has given me more time to do the things I love, like spending time with my grandchildren, taking nature photographs, and writing poetry.
"In gaining autonomy, we will have more time for family, exercising, gardening, traveling, etc. - making our lives more enjoyable, effective, and efficient."
- April Joy Manger
"In the end, it's all about what we do with
the extra time that counts."
Here are some tips to help strengthen your autonomy:
- Be open to change
- Build trust
- Learn new skills
- Practice a mindset that supports growth
- Practice effective communication
- Recognize your worth
- Seek autonomy to enhance your life
- Set goals and benchmarks