“I feel free to make my own decisions.”
What is Autonomy?
Autonomy refers to people’s ability to make decisions independently and take self-directed action when they want to. Our autonomy can be restricted by others or when we are feel unable to do what is right for us and our family.
Why is it important to have this skill?
Feeling unrestricted and able to move forward with our goals and live in accordance with our values is essential to our well-being. When we feel that others are living our lives for us, pushing us to have certain beliefs, or live certain values that don’t reflect our core self and family upbringing, we can lose confidence and have reduced well-being. Changing our surroundings to increase autonomy in important areas of our lives is essential to our happiness.
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