12 deep questions to ask yourself when you feel helpless

  1. Who else in my life is feeling more helpless than me?
  2. What am I feeling helpless about?
  3. Is there something in the environment that changed today and is making me feel more helpless?
  4. Is there a mental or emotional pattern that comes up for me when I feel like this? (e.g., am I always thinking about how bad things are?)
  5. How long have I been feeling this way?
  6. Does my helplessness stem from something that happened today or yesterday? What time did it happen?
  7. Do other people make me feel like this? How do they do it (or what do they do)?
  8. Are there any parts of my body that are feeling tense and tight?
  9. What do I need to do today to reactivate my coping mechanisms?
  10. What have I done in the past to counteract my sense of helplessness?
  11. Is my sense of helplessness due to a feeling or belief about the world?
  12. Is my sense of helplessness due to an external, observable event that I can reference?

6 tips on how to deal with helpless

  1. There are many people who are going through what you're going through, read their stories
  2. Start by making a list of all the problems you are currently facing in your life. Next, rank them from the easiest problem to solve to the hardest. Look at your list and start solving each one of the problems, starting with the easiest first.
  3. Share your feelings with a supportive person who will listen to you without judging. This is the best way to ease the burden of feeling helpless.
  4. Reflect on your strengths and abilities that help you overcome obstacles in your life. By doing this, you can focus on the positive aspects of your life.
  5. Keep a journal of positive events in your life, including successes, happy moments, compliments, accomplishments, etc. It will remind you of all the good things that happen in your life.
  6. Do something for someone else. It will make them feel better and it might help you feel better too by realizing the power we have to make other people feel good.

How helpless affects you

Almost everyone has felt helpless at least once in their life. The feeling can be triggered by many things, such as feeling that you are being unfairly treated, being in a high pressure situation, or making a bad mistake that is causing others to suffer. The helpless feeling can also be one of the worst feelings that a person can experience. There are people who think that they don't have any control over their lives and this causes them to feel helpless. This is not true though because there are many things which they can do to regain control of their lives and feel less helpless.