Impostor syndrome (IS) refers to an internal experience of believing that you are not as competent as others perceive you to be. While this definition is usually narrowly applied to intelligence and achievement, it has links to perfectionism and the social context.
To put it simply, imposter syndrome is the experience of feeling like a phony, you feel as though at any moment you are going to be found out as a fraud, like you don’t belong where you are, and you only got there through dumb luck. It can affect anyone no matter their social status, work background, skill level, or degree of expertise.
I personally believe everyone experiences some form/degree of (IS). I also believe that the amount of information we have access to and the speed we can as people can attain that information has a lot to do with this constant feeling of inferiority. Connect that speed to the mass production of glorification that social media breeds from everyone posting happy shit and snippets of the better part of their lives. It leads us into a depressing downward spiral of feel inadequate. But there are ways we can battle this!!!
How to Battle your Impostor
My favorite way to combat this feeling is to shut down and detox from social media, for a few days even a week. I like to use that time to dive deep into what I am doing and my integrity towards where I want to be. To be authentic in my personal life and business.
Here’s an easy checklist list to help guide you.
– Media Detox 📺
– Journal 📓
– Read 📖
– Meditate 🧘🏻♂️
– Do things that bring Joy 🤸♂️
– Try something new 🧗🏻♂️
“ Always be a white belt”