Stepping Into Your Power – Positive Reflection Of The Week
Stepping Into Your Power When You Are Feeling Powerless!
And continuing with our theme of Self-Empowerment for the month of February, let’s take a look at how we can step into our power when we are feeling powerless.
With everything that has happened over the past year, we are only just beginning to find our footing again. A lot has changed since the pandemic hit us and we have been forced to accept our “New-Normal” as our realities. Many of us have had to make huge adaptations to lifestyle changes – losing jobs, losing homes, losing loved ones. And while the rest of the world has continuously told us to, and we have done our best to “adapt, accept and move on”, some of us feel lost, confused and completely powerless.
Now more than ever is the time to take charge of our lives. To step into our new realities with courage and the feeling of control. This can be hard when you feel out of your power. But, all is not lost. Although the feeling of empowerment does not happen overnight, here are three tips that you can follow to help you shift your experience from powerless to powerful.
Tip 1 – Learning to say No: Learning to say no has always been a challenge for me and I found myself dealing with feelings of guilt and frustration simultaneously. This left me feeling completely powerless and sometimes helpless in situations. The first step into stepping into your power is learning to say NO without feeling guilty. Remember “No” is a COMPLETE sentence and does not require any explanation.
Tip 2 – Review your Inner Circle: Are the people in your Inner Circle Assets or Liabilities? In other words, are the people in your circle of influence empowering you or are they taking your power away? Review who you spend most of your time with and then change it if it’s not empowering for you. Don’t worry about losing your “close connections”. This will be a life-changer for you and you will soon discover that more aligned and empowering people with step into their place. And, when you begin to change your Inner Circle, everything around you will also change. The way you approach people and your relationships with them will also change. You will no longer be giving out your power to others to bring you joy in a situation or circumstance. You begin to OWN your own power.
Tip 3 – Talk about it: And lastly, when you are feeling powerless, talk to someone about it. When you talk to someone about a situation that you are dealing with, you start taking your power back. The problem that appeared to be so huge in your head, will begin to appear smaller and trivial the more you talk about and dissect it with someone. However, be careful who you speak with. Try to avoid people who will throw pity parties for you and invite you as the guest of honour. Find someone who will make you do the work to get you out of the rut you put yourself into.