In any situation, we have choices–emphasis on the plural. It bothers me when someone says that she did something because she did not have a choice. Wrong! At a minimum, there are always two choices. Do something or do nothing.
There are always choices. There might only be one good choice out of a dozen bad choices, but there are still choices. Even deciding to do something rather than nothing is a choice. Deciding not to decide is still making a choice.
When we tell ourselves that we did something because we did not have a choice, it is a negative. It is giving away our power. When we take ownership of the choice we made, it is a positive. It reaffirms that we have power over our lives. If we pick the one good choice out of a dozen bad choices, we need to take credit for that.
Can you see all the choices possible in your situation?