Inspired & Empowered
Feeling inspired is about being affected powerfully by something in a way that motivates us. Feeling empowered is about being capable of doing something well. When we feel inspired, forces within us push us to: discover how our talents and passions intersect, pursue novel and innovative endeavors, perform more effectively in and out of school, and experience greater life satisfaction. When we feel empowered, we feel more motivated and competent to work hard and find more meaning in academic tasks.

Feeling inspired is being affected powerfully in a way that motivates us. Feeling empowered is feeling capable of doing well. When students feel inspired, they pursue more innovative endeavors, perform better, and experience greater life satisfaction. Students who feel empowered feel more competent and motivated to work and find more meaning in school.

Activities

Power Up Your Routine 7 min

Here are some simple ideas to power up your everyday routine. Practicing these habits can help you feel more in control, self-confident, and powerful. Stop comparing yourself to others. When we compare ourselves, it is usually in negative contexts. Seeing our bodies, grades, success, friends as less than others’. This can inhibit us from feeling empowered. If you

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DIY Inspiration Board 30 min

Make your space more inspiring with a DIY inspiration board! This activity explains how to create a simple, no cost or low cost inspiration board that requires only a few tools, and will leave your space more inspiring. What you need (and you can improvise as needed): Cork board (or substitute poster board), pins, colored paper,

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Find Inspiration Everywhere 5 min

There is inspiration all around you! From the great outdoors to the internet, people are discovering their passions every day. Read this article and learn about 50 ways to find inspiration in your life. Read thru the ‘Lists of Inspiration’ in this article Circle or jot down the top 3 inspirations from each list that most

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Power Pose 21 min

Your body language shapes who you are! Scientists tell us that our body language plays a powerful role in shifting our brain chemistry. Standing in a posture that portrays empowerment or confidence, even when we don’t feel that way, actually helps us become more confident and stay on a positive track. Watch this video to

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