Increasing Your Self-Reliance

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There is no doubt that having a family or group of friends around you is a wonderful thing and something that you can really get strength from. But as things happen in our lives, people move on or move away; we need to look at more and more ways to become self-reliant. Knowing that you are good enough and have all that you need to help you to be complete without someone else is going to help in so many aspects of your life, from career, social situations, and your gospel study, or as stated by, it is all about doing things and making decisions by yourself. It is impossible to be 100% self-reliant, but being able to lean on yourself, rather than others, helps you and the people around you.

But on a practical level, what are some of the things that need to be done to help someone to become more self-reliant? Here are some tips that can help you to increase your self-reliance, and to make your life more enriched.

Take Responsibility

When you are looking to be more self-reliant you need to think about your actions and choice and take responsibility for those. Whether that is certain choices that you make or actions you take, you need to own those choices and be prepared to learn from them if they end up being mistakes. Your finances, for example, can be something to take responsibility for. Resisting the urge to overspend and keeping within your means is a step to being self-reliant as you’re not relying on others to help you financially. Take control and look for some of the changes that you can make in your life, for instance, reducing your spend to decrease debt but looking at sites like But as well as finances, be the person that fixes your own issues or problems, rather than turning to others to do it for you. Advice and guidance is good, but you need to be the one that makes the changes.

Learn Practical Skills

Who knows where the world is going to take us over the next couple of years or even decade. From political situations to natural disasters and climate change, we never know when we may have to stay home and not have access to stores, or even have to leave our homes, like those suffering with the devastating fires at the moment. So having some more practical skills can help you during those times and get you on the road to self-reliance. Would you know how to make bread from scratch if you had no access to stores? What about repairing a leak or care tire repair? Small things can make a big difference, and can also mean you can help others too.

Take Care of Your Body

There is no need trying to go it alone health-wise, because when you need a doctor, you need a doctor. But there are things that you can do to make sure that you are healthy and well and have less reliance on medicines and so on. Exercise, eat healthy foods, take your vitamins, and look for ways to reduce stress.

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