What does Independence mean to You?

Independence, what does it mean to you?

When I think about what independence means to me, I believe that being independent means being able to take care of yourself, your own needs and making your own decisions while considering the people around you and your environment. 

What does it mean to think independently? 

First, you need to accept and believe in yourself. No matter the mistakes you’ve made or the dreams and goals that have not been achieved yet, know that you deserve all that is good.

Be emotionally independent. Be self-motivated. Be your own hero. 

Accept the world and welcome that life is not fair. Stop caring about what other people think. 

What steps you can take towards your own independence.

Being independent means being in charge of your own life and making your own decisions. Get to know yourself is really important and can give you a feeling of self-worth.

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Cultivate positive relationships. Learn to self-soothe and be comfortable by yourself. Understanding how to be with yourself and how to manage your own emotions is a very important life skill that can help with the frustrations and stresses of the day. 

Independence can help increase your self-value and self-esteem. The achievement of emotional, career, financial and personal autonomy gives you a sense of accomplishment that eventually changes how you feel about yourself and how others view you.

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