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Personally, I tend to give my power away to the difficult people in my life. If you can relate, here are 4 tips to take back your power from others.
Once I was really bothered by a coworker. So, I was Googling “how to deal with a difficult colleague at work.”
And I came across an article that hardcore put me in my place.
It talked about focusing on yourself and to stop giving your power away to the difficult people in your life.
Suddenly, it all clicked.
I was giving him all of my power by focusing on what a problem he was.
Yet it was completely in my control to change my focus and take back my power. So, I did and it felt amazing.
If you can relate to this, read on.
First of all, it can be frustrating to have a difficult person in your life. Especially when you have to interact with them on a daily basis.
Personally, I’m pretty good at trying to shove my emotions away. But, it makes it a lot worse when you try to bury those feelings.
Instead, acknowledge them and allow your emotions to exist.
Next, you can call your power back to you.
I like to imagine it as white light that floats back to me, into my body, re-energizing me. This is a great way to set the intention with yourself that you’re going to focus on yourself now.
So, call that power back. It’s yours!
Another thing is to make sure you honor yourself.
When I had that difficult coworker that I had to see every single day, I didn’t feel great, and I had a lot of emotions toward him build up.
So, I took time to process those feelings and really honor myself during the difficulty.
Instead of rejecting myself for feeling that way, I tried to keep being gentle with myself.
The truth is, working at that job wasn’t easy for me. In fact, I was pretty miserable. So, beating myself up about having difficulties with my coworker wasn’t going to help me feel better.
So, I was gentle with myself and tried to cope as best as I could.
If you can relate to this, remember to honor yourself. Be compassionate toward yourself. Not every situation is easy to handle.
Finally, it’s important to try and focus on yourself the best that you can.
When I kept focusing on HIM and how HE was the problem, I just kept giving my power over to him. It made me feel weak and powerless.
However, when I changed my focus, things slowly got easier.
Eventually, I didn’t pay him much attention at all. In the end, our work relationship wasn’t really a problem for me.
If you have a difficult person you have to deal with regularly, commit to focusing on yourself and what you can control.
It can be frustrating to deal with a difficult person on a regular basis. But, you don’t need to give your power to them or the situation. Do your best to focus on the things you can control to overcome the situation.