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  1. ADP

    When I feel powerless I tend to get more frustrated so here lately I have tried to take a step back clear my thoughts a bit and try to be open to the other choices that are available. I don’t always do this but the past few times I have I have realized that they are different choices I can make and different ways to handle things.

    1 year ago
  2. Malag

    Basically decide something. It doesn’t really matter what. As the saying goes when you come to a fork in the road take it. Powerlessness finds it hard to hit a moving target

    1 year ago
  3. O.Christina

    Gratitude. The inner position of gratefulness. Being grateful allows to be with all even if feeling powerless or sad or fearful and enables me to do what is possible.

    1 year ago
  4. mam_gigi

    it is a matter of patience usually and perspective. I have to focus on what I can control and learn more self-reliance, and work on avoiding making my happiness and well-being dependent on others.

    1 year ago
  5. Don Jones

    I wonder lately whether “powerlessness” is code for “not being able to control”. When I yield, I don’t feel the need to control, but it somehow liberates and enables flow.

    1 year ago
  6. Cathie

    If feelings of powerlessness creep onto my psyche, I let go immediately so anxiety can take no hold.
    I meditate and then sleep on it and then those feelings have dissipated. Those feelings of powerlessness are replaced with some type of starting point, when action is required – or peace with non-action, if that is what has bubbled up.
    But it is the immediate response to let go of that feeling of being powerless that allows other options/choices to creep in.

    1 year ago
  7. Hot Sauce

    When I feel powerless, using an “ABC” chart from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy helps me to reframe my thoughts about being powerless and see what choices are actually available behind my cognitive distortions.

    1 year ago
  8. Mica

    I’m beginning to feel annoyed with the level of stress I experience over things that are really not major problems. When I had that feeling of stress a few minutes ago, I told myself, “This is just a test!” and started dealing with the problem which, indeed, was easily solved and not as large a problem as it had seemed.

    1 year ago
  9. Ed Schulte

    Mediation directed inward ……towards the centre of the BE-ing-ness the “”I am I”-ness” and not the “me” which is identified in the question. That “”me”-ness”” needs to be remindedthat is is not the centre of BE-ing-ness BUT it can become a part of it if relizes that it’s source IS the source of ALL, and that ALL is a kind and Loving BE-ing-ness that knows what is truly need.

    That “Me-ness” needs only calm down and …..and closing in the words of the Peace Mediation I am beginning everyday with …….

    “Now you have to concentrate on your Real Self. On your S – Self. You have to believe in the Divine power which is within you.

    You have to become ONE with faith, Love, calmness, and tranquility. Then you can invoke the power of the help of God, Your creator.

    At this moment the center point of your brain,[ in the head center ], opens. Your atoms and cells vibrate, your Soul – Self unites with the cosmic energy.

    Place your hands together in front of your heart centre, palms facing upward.

    The vibrations of you as Spirit and Soul unites with the Divine vibration of God.”

    1 year ago
  10. Marnie Jackson

    Understanding that I feel helpless and this feels out of control for me. Once I am self-aware enough to understand my emotions and behaviours, I can step back and think about my choices. I guess what helps me to step into my choices is understanding where I am at.

    1 year ago
  11. Maurice Frank

    Taking one small step, whatever it is. Then another. Then another. Until I have some momentum.

    1 year ago
  12. devy

    Look more into my faith, self care and talk. Reflect into life’s positivities and what choices are available to me

    1 year ago
  13. Butterfly

    Discussing my situation with others I trust has always helped me to work through those situations. And a good cry to release my feelings too!

    1 year ago
  14. Laura

    First, remembering that I do have choices. Even if all I can do in a situation is to make sure that I practice self-care. Following that I try to stay in the moment, avoid catastrophic thinking, and breathe. When I accept what is, choices often reveal themselves. I may not like all of them, but they are choices nonetheless.

    1 year ago
  15. sunnypatti48317

    My handy toolbox helps me. All the lessons I’ve learned over the years have given me tools to live a better, healthier life. Those tools include pausing, focusing on the breath, praying, meditation, practicing yoga, getting some exercise, sitting in nature… there are lots, and it all depends on the situation.

    1 year ago
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