Anxiety has habit of draining our confidence. It can make us feel weak, small and overwhelmed. It’s hard to feel in control at times, when all we want to do is grab our steering wheel in life and be the driver. So, what can make you feel powerful again?
What Is Power?
According to the dictionary, power is ‘the ability or capacity to do something or act in a particular way‘. Feeling powerful doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing, not like when people let ‘power go to their head’. It can give us all the confidence to go and chase our dreams, or accomplish our goals. Those with anxiety very rarely feel powerful. Mostly, they feel overwhelmed. They can feel weak and small.
Now when power goes to your head, it’s a whole different matter. In these circumstances, power is more physical- and this happens to those with money, or in management. Or those with a hold on other people. When you use your physical power against people, this is wrong.
But power doesn’t always have to be bad. Power and feeling powerful can be good for your soul and confidence.
What Makes Your Powerful?
Have a think about what makes you feel powerful, like you can soar or conquer the world. For me it’s these things;
- I am a Mother
- I have a loving family around me
- I have some incredible friends around me and I am a good friend back to them
- I live independently with my Husband, raising our children who look up to me for support and guidance
- I went to uni and achieved a degree
- I run my own business
- I know I am brave, after 4 broken bones, knees cut open and 6 operations
- I am becoming mindful- a great quality to have
- I have faced a lot in my past- and I’m not even 30! I know I am strong
- The right music and soundtrack can make me feel powerful and motivate me
- As can certain quotes
- I am me- no one else can be me
Think about moments in your life when you feel in control. Does a certain movie or TV programme motivate you and make you feel powerful? What about music?
Power Up Your Life
As mentioned above, power doesn’t have to be abused or seen as a bad thing. When you feel powerful, and use this in a positive, motivational way, it is a good feeling to experience. Now you’ve thought about what makes you feel powerful, reflect on your list.
Firstly, did you manage to write anything down? Maybe at this moment in time, not a lot makes you feel powerful. That’s ok, but make it your mission to find something. Go through playlists on Spotify and try to find a song that makes you want to kick anxiety’s backside. Or try listening to podcasts that can motivate you.
If you found that there were things, try to introduce them more into your weekly routine. Boost your confidence, motivate yourself and start to let powerful be a concept for you.
As you can see, feeling powerful does not have to be dangerous. It doesn’t have to be seen as being superior or rude. Don’t use people, or power. Don’t abuse it either. Just boost your confidence, and allow yourself to feel powerful, and not weakened by anxiety. Revel in the activities that allow you to feel this and power up your life.
If you enjoyed this post, why not check out my article on what makes you feel free.
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