Imposter Syndrome

If you constantly discredit yourself of what you are actually worth, doubt your abilities even after being reminded of how great you are by those around you and sometimes feel like you don’t deserve what you’ve gotten because you think you haven’t worked hard enough to get it when you clearly have, welcome to the exclusive club of Imposter Syndrome. Now, if you really are feeling all these things, here are 3 things you should be doing to remind yourself of the beauty that you are:

1. Separate feelings from facts – understand that what you feel is not always the truth. List down the things you have achieved along your learning curve no matter how small they might seem and marvel at your growth

2. If you suffer from imposter syndrome, more often than notyou’re a perfectionist. Take it as a positive attribute but also don’t be too hard on yourself. Remember, sometimes good enough is better than perfect

3. If you’ve been under the impression that you aren’t good enough because you think “you should always know the answer” and “you should never ask for help”, rewrite your rules and give yourself permission to not know things and ask for help.

For all the times that you feel like a fraud and that how you got here was sheer luck, remember that although being grounded and level-headed is a good trait, not acknowledging your capabilities can be toxic and needs to be dealt with.

Per the International Journal of Behavioral Science, 70 percent of people will experience imposter syndrome at least once. Personality traits and childhood experiences being major contributors, self-worth is important to combat mental health issues and so imposter syndrome is hardly a matter to talk about in passing but something that needs to be introspected and worked on. Millennials, if you are even remotely feeling this or know of someone who is, act on it!

Published by kinnarijain

This blog is an attempt at taking charge of my life and giving “writing” – my passion – a chance to revive. Having tested myself over the years, I know I lose interest in my initiatives easily and hardly do I ever complete what I started. So, I have given myself a schedule and a deadline. I took inspiration from my very recent watch – Julie & Julia. Go watch it if you haven’t already! Take some time to explore the blog, read something interesting, subscribe to know every time I post and feel free to comment or reach out if you would like to collaborate on a project together.

One thought on “Imposter Syndrome

  1. Hey, it was a great reading your blog once again. This article was really informative and helpful. Thanks for sharing such knowledge amidst this pandemic.

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