Many of us give our power away on a daily basis, and we don’t even realize it. It’s an automatic reflex that chips away at the power we each hold inside of us. After a while, we can feel completely powerless because we’ve allowed so much to be leeched away.
Did you know that you can take that power back? You can feel more energized and happy. You can feel lighthearted and peaceful.
The first step to feeling more powerful of yourself and your life is to recognize who or what you are giving your power to. Anything that steals your time and energy is considered a power stealer.
What’s stealing your power?
- People (family, friends, coworkers, acquaintances)
- Things (books, tv, phone, computer, ect.)
- Situations (this can be anything that makes you feel drained and empty)
- Yourself (Your thought patterns and negative emotions)
Notice I put yourself on the list. It actually should be number one, because I believe that is the biggest power stealer of all. How many times have you caught yourself in a downward spiral of negative emotions? Or have you caught yourself giving yourself a bunch of negative self-talk? Be honest. It happens a lot, doesn’t it?
That’s okay, because being aware of bad habits is a good first step to releasing the power stealers so you can move forward in a more confident way.
Step 1: Make a List
So first things first, make a list of all your power stealers (including yourself), and just allow yourself to be an observer of your own life. Don’t judge. Don’t beat yourself up for falling down and letting the power stealer(s) suck you dry. Tomorrow is always a brand new day. A fresh start to try again.
Step 2: Be Patient
That leads me to the second step. Be patient with yourself. Don’t expect to be perfect or to sweep your whole life clean of power stealers overnight (or even in a week or two). It takes dedicated time and effort. Slowly, you will notice a change as you have more energy and creativity in which to do things.
Step 3: Find Balance
The next step is to find balance. What can you do to keep yourself centered and focused on what’s important in your life? Maybe even set up a daily routine that helps you shine. Try doing one or more of the following…Continue reading “5 Steps to Taking Back Your Power”