Whether we are aware of it or not, daily decision-making can become overwhelming. Speaking up and asking for help when you need it is not only empowering but shows that you are capable of being assertive and responsible. There is strength in advocating for yourself, whether it’s taking additional time on a task or choosing to step back and take a deep breath. Two powerful tools for success—making a gratitude list and naming the things you value about yourself—are explored in the meditation below.