I remember it so clearly, it was a Monday and a friend came over for a cuppa and a general catch up.
We were chatting about general life when I started to have a moan about my boss. Before I knew it I was in a full rant about how he treated me, how he made me hate going to work, how he made my life miserable, how he made me feel depressed and worthless etc.
She turned around and told me that I was giving my boss all the power to my life. She then asked me if I wanted him to be in charge of my life.
That blew me away. Of course I didn’t want that person to be in charge of my life. I wouldn’t trust him with my pet’s life, let alone mine.
She explained that I was giving him power over all aspects of my life by allowing him to affect not only my workplace but also my home life and my own self-esteem.
Realising that was quite a shock, but she was right. I was giving him full power over me. I decided that it was time to take that power back.
From that day, I stopped letting him affecting my emotions and let it wash over me. I was so much happier for turning it around to give myself the power back.
The greatest way that you can stop a negative person affecting you, is to take charge and not allow them to impact on you. Take your power back.