Wellness Wednesday: How To Stop Giving People Power Over You
When we feel that our lives are spinning out of control, it is often the result of a loss of personal power over our lives. Losing touch with our hopes, courage, confidence, and ambitions can do a lot to our self-esteem and happiness. In order to address the issue and help you overcome it, I have decided to dedicate this Wellness Wednesday on tips to stop giving others power over you, so read on and find out more!
Establish healthy boundaries
Say no, speak up, and ask for what you need. When people violate your boundaries, follow through with clear consequences.
Take responsibility for your emotions
Do not blame anyone else for making you feel guilty or making you feel bad about yourself.
Let other people be responsible for their emotions
While it is important to be conscious of how your actions affect others, it is not up to you to manage how other people feel.
Acknowledge your choices
Acknowledging you have some say in the matter empowers you to take responsibility for your own life.
Live according to your values
You will care less about going along with the crowd, and you will be less concerned about other people’s opinions when you are clear on your values.
Identify the things that are most important to you and live accordingly – once you achieve this, you will be well on your way of taking back control of your life.