Threats to autonomy can come from: having to work with someone else or in a team, rules and regulations, bureaucracy, budgets, office politics, stakeholders, being micromanaged and imposed deadlines.

But can you identify the elements that contribute to you craving autonomy or power in your life currently? What are your hot buttons. Possibly you are sensitive about your expertise in some areas or dislike being patronized. Maybe you like to work in a methodical way and not be rushed. Or results matter. The more aware you are, the greater your scope for managing your reactions or proactively shaping your environment.

Remember to press pause.