E for Empowerment
In this section of SHAPE you will find articles, data, music and films that inspire and empower you to shape your future life.
The ability to take control of your own life and make decisions that affect your well-being and future is a crucial aspect of being a responsible and independent individual. This ability, known as agency, empowers you to actively shape your own life and pursue your own goals and desires. Ethics and altruism is a vital part of empowerment and it permeates our mindset.
In order to fully exercise one’s agency, individuals must have access to the information, resources and opportunities necessary to make informed decisions. In the different sections of SHAPE you will find a variety of inspiring articles and films, which can empower you to take steps to assert your agency and make decisions that will positively impact your well-being and your future. By educating yourself, you can make more informed decisions and better understand the potential consequences of your actions. In our SHAPEbook community you can be empowered by sharing your experiences and getting advice and support from other individuals.
A way of exercising agency can also be to set goals and to create a plan to achieve them. This can involve setting both short-term and long-term goals, and breaking
them down into smaller, more manageable steps. By setting goals and creating a plan to achieve them, you can take control of your life and work towards achieving your desired outcomes. You can decide whether you want to make small or larger changes to live a more sustainable, happy and healthy life. Even small changes can make a big difference.