Excellent post. I would like to take it a step further, realizing that reading one blog is not enough for any lasting change. My suggestion is to take it as a starting point, a seed and then build upon it by educating and empowering yourself.
There are so many ways to do this. We can read more, take some courses, find a mentor, do some role play, add some of the learnt skills to our meditation practice and so on.
The idea is to learn and then internalize the right behavior, then only we can apply it effectively and automatically every time and at the right moment.
Like with building any new skill or habit, the best way is to start slow and be consistent.
Wish you best in your journey to reclaiming your own power!