Powerless… this word is usually attached to addicts as it is in their 12 step program. The truth is that many of us struggle with this feeling. It occurs when a person repeatedly tries to use the same techniques to try to get control of hang-ups and bad habits. Until we admit we are powereless in this cycle and ask for help, stress and anxiety will rise.
Four Techniques you can use to break free of this harmful cycle.
A lot of times people don’t ask for help due to pride. It can be identified when you start catching yourself saying only if or if only. If only I had stopped gambling. If only I had paid more attention to my family. These only if’s lead to worrying. Often worrying about things that will never happen.
Sometimes people at this point will start looking for an escape. Divorce, gambling and overeating are just a few of the ways people seek to escape. Anything to not feel the pain and to not ask for help.
If any of this sounds painfully familiar, assess who is in your life that you could ask for help. There are also people like me, coaches that you can reach out and ask for help. Often, the most common need of people who call me is just someone to listen.
I also have developed a program to learn how to sort worries into things you have control of and things that just are out of your control. No matter how much you worry, you just can’t change them. If you are interested in the program, you can access it at: HERE
Have an awesome day and remember, ask for help when you need it.