One of my goals for 2020 is to read more books. I'm currently reading 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, by Amy Morin. I've been thinking a lot about Chapter 2, "They Don't Give Away Their Power".
Over the past decade I've become increasingly aware of the ways in which I gave away my power. Believing I was in a bad mood because someone said something that hurt my feelings. Or thinking I was overwhelmed due to an overloaded schedule.
What I've learned over time is that the reason I feel sad, hurt or overwhelmed is because of my own thoughts. How I interpret the circumstances in my life determines how I feel and in turn, how I show up.
I set an intention to practice reclaiming my personal power whenever I noticed that I was feeling powerless or like I had no control over my life (this is an ongoing practice).
Giving away your power disrupts your sense of joy and peace across all areas of your life including career, health finances and relationships.
Here are 3 ways you may be giving away your power without even knowing it, and simple tips to take it back.
Now that you’re aware of how you may be giving your power away, you can consciously choose to stop. Aim for progress, not perfection. And know that you're not alone on this journey.
Which of the above do you relate to the most? Let me know in the comments below.
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