10 deep questions to ask yourself when you feel powerless

  1. What stressors are in my life?
  2. What is happening today that causes me to feel powerless?
  3. What can I do to take care of myself emotionally today?
  4. What can I do to feel powerful again today?
  5. What can I do for myself physically today?
  6. If I were to change one thing that happened today that would alleviate this feeling of powerlessness, what would it be?
  7. How might a part of me be feeling powerless right now?
  8. How does this feeling of powerlessness show up in my life?
  9. How does this feeling of powerlessness show up in my body?
  10. What is it that I want to happen that I don’t feel like I have control over?

7 tips on how to deal with powerless

  1. Seek out new challenges and experiences to create a sense of accomplishment.
  2. Reduce your focus on the powerless event. Instead, focus on constructive things. Spend time doing something that reduces your stress level or distracts your mind from the powerless event.
  3. Join a support group.
  4. Get expressive through art or writing.
  5. Find a new hobby. Spend time each day thinking about a new hobby you might want to try out so that you have something to look forward to in the future. It can be anything like cooking, fishing, knitting, playing an instrument or even learning how to dance!
  6. Distract yourself. Find a way to engage your body and mind in an activity that will distract you from feeling displaced. Play sports, go for a jog, take a bath or read a good book for instance.
  7. Cry when you need to.

How powerless affects you

A feeling of powerlessness is an uncomfortable feeling of being unable to deal with a situation or people. It can include feelings of frustration, anger, worthlessness, and inadequacy. Many people feel powerless when they feel like their words are ignored or they are powerless to change their situation.