For me, it’s indulging in overwhelm. Telling myself I can’t handle it.
I hate how overwhelm feels but in my quiet moments, I can acknowledge its benefits.
I get to crawl back into the proverbial cave where I’m safe.
Someone else will step in to handle it.
Both of these provide a little relief in the moment but have the long-term net effect of making me feel disempowered (which, of course, leads to more overwhelm).
I’m done with it. Now when I feel overwhelm creeping up I ask myself why I’m wanting to give my power away.
Then I listen to the answer.
It’s a gold mine.
How about you? How do you give your power away?
Compare and despair?
Telling yourself you don’t know how to do something?
It’s a choice you don’t have to make.