Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a pattern of waiting?
We wait for things or people to change.
We wait for clarity, closure, or certainty.
You can’t wait for your life to be easier. Waiting for the heart to heal.
You are waiting for the right opportunity, a partner or what you believe you need in order to feel content and happy.
My suspicion is that most people spend many years, sometimes even decades, waiting to make decisions.
I know I’ve been there before. This was when I felt the most down. When I felt completely helpless, like I couldn’t change my life if I wanted, so why even bother trying?
It made sense that I felt this way as a kid, when I literally wasn’t in control. It’s possible you also felt that way. We are adults and have more control than we might realize. We don’t have to accept things that hurt us or hurt ourselves through our actions and reactions.
We just have to recognize where we’ve given our power away and start taking it back, one small step at a time.
Just one thought at the time. One step at a time. Only one boundary. Only one need at a given time.
With this in mind, I recently created a 30-Day Take Your Power Back Challenge—the latest tool in a collection of companions to my new Inner Strength Journal.
They’re all steps we can take to create change in our lives—many of them minor things that can have a massive impact. When I do these things I feel much less anxious and more in control.
The challenge can be found here along with these other resources for free:
- 15 Things You Don’t Have to Do Anymore
- Use the Power Back Worksheet to Get More of Yourself
- 10 Things to Tell Yourself When You’re Going Through a Hard Time
- A Daily Support Plan Worksheet
- 15 Things You Can’t Control (and What You Can Control Instead)
- Let Go Worksheet
I hope they’re all helpful to you! If you’d like to learn more about my new Inner Strength Journal, which was recently a #1 bestseller on Amazon, you can read more here.
About Lori Deschene
Tiny Buddha is founded by Lori Deschene. She’s also the author of Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal, Tiny Buddha’s Worry Journal, and the upcoming Tiny Buddha’s Inner Strength Journal and co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. For daily wisdom, join the Tiny Buddha list here. You can also follow Tiny Buddha on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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