Are you celebrating your wins this month? Or are you feeling like a fraud again?
Imposter Syndrome is a real thing. It’s a psychological phenomenon characterised by persistent feelings of self-doubt, inadequacy, and the fear of being exposed as a fraud, despite evidence of your competence and accomplishments.
While Imposter Syndrome can affect anyone, it is often more common among women.
5 things to do about Imposter Syndrome:
- Recognise and Acknowledge Your Feelings: The first step in combating Imposter Syndrome is to recognize and acknowledge the feelings of self-doubt and inadequacy. Understanding that many high-achieving individuals experience these feelings can help normalise the experience.
- Challenge Negative Thoughts: Practice challenging negative and self-deprecating thoughts by examining the evidence that supports your accomplishments and abilities. Keep a record of your achievements, positive feedback, and compliments to refer back to during moments of self-doubt.
- Seek Support and Mentoring: Seek out supportive networks such as SheSays Brighton, mentors, and role models who can provide guidance and reassurance. Surrounding yourself with individuals who believe in your abilities and can provide constructive feedback can help boost your confidence.
- Embrace Failure and Learn from it: Instead of viewing failure as confirmation of your inadequacy, reframe it as an opportunity for growth and learning. Understand that setbacks and mistakes are a natural part of the learning process and are not a measure of your worth or competence.
- Practice Self-Care: Prioritise self-care activities that help reduce stress and promote well-being. Boost your self-confidence, with exercise, meditation, and fun hobbies
I am delighted to announce the next SheSays Brighton all-day event on FRIDAY 20 October at Wagner Hall, Brighton.
I’m inviting 100 women for a whole day of transformational training at a special low cost of £97.
Connect with a like minded community, and get the mentoring you’re looking for!
If your company is interested in sponsoring this event please get in touch.