"I just feel like I'm battling impostor syndrome all the time."
"This project is proving I can do this job, so any little mistake feels like I'm not capable."
"It's like I've had the wind knocked out of me."
All quotes from my female clients in the last week about work. The self-doubt and insecurity is stunting.
It's not a problem unique to women, but perhaps faced by women more often than men. Am I faking it? Do I really know what I'm doing? Am I not getting a promotion because I'm a woman? Will I get fired if I mess this up? Shouldn't I be more confident in myself?
It's easy to feel overwhelmed, inadequate, and insecure. Unchecked, these thoughts of inadequacy and insecurity turn into anxiety. Suddenly every task feels daunting, there's no way to get started, and the world feels heavy and scary.
Working with a trusted professional therapist can help remove these roadblocks, empowering you to move forward with confidence and ease.