Self-advocacy is taking intentional action to secure what you need to be successful. Self-advocacy can look different for different people and different circumstances.
Here are some self-advocacy examples during daily routines:
- Excusing yourself from a meeting to use the restroom when you need to (Sounds simple, but I know lots of people that “hold it” until a meeting is concluded.)
- Receiving an impromptu phone call and responding with a request to schedule the conversation for a specific time
- Finding quiet space to complete thinking, processing, strategy, writing projects
- Scheduling time with a colleague to have a solution-oriented meeting
- Asking your partner to talk through an important topic in a time and space that works for both of you
Here are some self-advocacy examples during big life moments:
- Making decisions based on your principles and priorities
- Saving financially to achieve your goals
- Trying something new because you may just like it
- Choosing to create healthy routines around food and physical activity
- Investing in yourself through learning, coaching, and other resources
- Trusting God
- Trusting your own intuition
What does self-advocacy look like for you?
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