Do you ever feel like you’re just faking your way through your accomplishments? How your milestones are just a result of good luck, and that one day, someone is going to see through your ruse?
If you answered yes, then you might be affected by the Imposter Phenomenon. According to a study published in 2011, “Individuals with the Impostor Phenomenon experience intense feelings that they are undeserving of their achievements and worry that they are likely to be exposed as a fraud.” This can affect many aspects of your life, especially your career.
Whenever you feel like your self-esteem is slipping, it’s always good to indulge in things and activities that can give you an instant confidence boost. Here’s how five women do it:
Swipe on red lipstick.
“A bold red lippie. I glide my go-to lipstick on my lips, and it’s an instant confidence booster. It hasn’t failed me yet!” – Patty, 25, marketing associate
Let it all out.
“The truth is, I cry. I let it out. Some people make fun of me because it’s stereotypical, but it helps me regain my confidence, and I’m not ashamed of it.” – Nicole, 28, chef
Be your own cheerleader.
“Unfortunately, engineering is still pretty much a male-dominated field. I work with a lot of competitive men. My nature is more collaborative, so butting heads with a co-worker really stresses me out. To deal, I give myself pep talks every 20 minutes. I’m my own cheerleader, and it works.” – Steph, 28, engineer
Write it all down.
“Because I know it isn’t productive to pick a fight with a co-worker, I turn to writing. I jot down all my frustrations. Because of my line of work, I find it therapeutic.” – Camille, 23, journalist
Rest when you have to.
“I’m a nurse, and that means I’m always sleep-deprived. It’s hard to be on top of my game when all I can think of is how tired I am. I don’t know if other women do this, but my performance relies on being able to take power naps.” – Maria, 24, nurse
We all have our means of dealing with our insecurities. But in order for us to get back on track, we need to look and feel our best. A glowing complexion would be a good start, don’t you think? To get healthy skin from within, make it a habit to eat right, exercise regularly, get enough sleep, and take a vitamin-based skincare solution like Myra 400-E (d-Alpha Tocopherol) every day.
Myra 400-E (d-Alpha Tocopherol) is available at all leading drugstores and beauty stores nationwide at the suggested retail price of P12 per capsule.
ASC Reference Code: U102P020818M
Article originally posted here.