We all face imposter syndrome at some point during our lives. Predominantly, in our careers and if we are not careful, we can let it affect our confidence indefinitely and the interactions we have with other people around us. Imposter Syndrome is something which has been at the forefront of my mind for the past few months. It has made me second guess myself in a way which took me by surprise. For a while, I felt ashamed and like something was wrong with me for still having these feelings in my late twenties. So what do you do when you’re dealing with Imposter Syndrome?
Relearn your worth
Imposter Syndrome often makes you feel like you are not enough. It can make you feel undeserving and a big part of overcoming this is relearning that you are worthy. You do this by finding validation in yourself and in your own actions. Remember you do not need a pat on the back from a co-worker or colleague to do a good job. I won’t lie it is a nice feeling to feel appreciated but creating the inner belief in yourself will change how you carry yourself and in turn, increase your inner confidence which will quieten the imposter syndrome voice when it reaps its ugly head.
Keep working at your best
Imposter Syndrome can create doubts which can stop you from making decisions, or taking risks you would otherwise take. It takes time but working on those risks and making sure you continue to thrive will make a difference. Even if the steps are small, make sure you do not let your imposter syndrome stop you from growing and thriving.
Write down your thoughts
When I feel like I am not good enough, I found myself writing it down. I found it to be cathartic and allowed me to get out of my head so I could work through the feelings which come from imposter syndrome.
Imposter Syndrome is something which is more common than others think especially in our twenties when even if you have the skills, your age and experience can prevent you from