Independence is not about living a lonely life. In fact, it is quite the opposite. When you are independent, you have more freedom to decode and achieve what you want in life.

Remember what it was like in your childhood, when you had to depend on the adults in your life for and about everything you wanted to do or get? When you are independent, you have more control over your life.

Develop Self-confidence and Self-Esteem

Poor confidence and self-esteem are two of the main culprits that prevent people from living up to their potential. It also prevents you from making well-informed choices and allows you to rely on others to make decisions for you. Thus, leading to living a life that you don’t enjoy, further destroying your happiness. The less reliance you have on others, the more likely you are to make your own decisions and the right ones too.

Give and Receive in Equal Measure

While everyone needs help at some point in their lives, being in a constant financial, physical, or emotional burden can destroy any relationship. When you are more independent, you understand what a true partnership or friendship should look like. In other words, you need to build and use your resources as well as your strengths to provide support and help to others.

Better goals and expectations lead to less stress and anxiety. Thus, improving your happiness and overall chances of success as you have the mental clarity to make better and more informed decisions for yourself.

Strengthen Decision Making and Time Management Skills

When you rely on others to make choices for you financially or otherwise, you add a stressful step to your life that is not needed. This is because It prevents you from making the right decisions and inhibits you from enjoying life. When you rely on others, you have to stop and think about their needs, and it affects them. Meaning you will constantly live a life that is not yours.

Secured Financial Stability and Freedom

Dealing with finances or money is by far one of the most common reasons people suffer from stress and other devastating effects it can lead to the mind and body. It destroys long relationships and wrecks your mental health. On the other hand, being independent requires self-discipline and commitment. When you are dedicated, you are more likely to make your own way through life. This allows you to feel more confident and able to succeed, while also giving you a sense of freedom and power in your life.

If you want to achieve more, grow your self-confidence, and improve your relationships, and try to be more independent.

Rev. Colleen Irwin
Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Public Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. When she is not doing her Spiritual work she is a volunteer docent sharing Susan B. Anthony's history to visitors of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.
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