How often do you tell yourself stories, justifications, about why you are not where you want to be?
Any time you blame or justify you are giving your power away. It's as simple as that.
Any time you count on something external to make you happy you are not in control.
Yes sometimes people do treat us appallingly, sometimes people do not behave the way we'd like them too but it's still up to us how we choose to deal with it.
How many stories have you told yourself already this year about why; you can't leave a job you hate, why you are single, why you can't leave an unhappy relationship, why you have to do something you really don't want to do...... We do this to make ourselves feel better to justify why we are not really doing what we want. How does that really feel deep down though?
What ever is going on externally in an area you are not happy in, ask yourself the following question:
What can I do to take responsibility for this?
The moment you take responsibility to make changes in an area you are not happy in, that is the moment you claim back your power.
Even when you don't see it as your responsibility. Even when someone else is not doing something "right". When you take control anyway of what you need in the situation you empower yourself.
Have a look at your life right now. Are you giving your power away to any situation or person?
A clue is to look at which area of your life you feel most drained in. When we feel stuck, helpless, reliant, controlled, and so on, we loose our energy.
Then ask that question - what could I do to take responsibility for my life in this area/with this relationship/person.....?
Make this week the week you empower yourself!