Have you ever felt like a fraud, like you were living a lie, like you weren’t worthy of your position, salary or degree? Like you shouldn’t be the one receiving all the accolades because you don’t deserve it? Well, my friend you may have imposter syndrome.
When you’re scared, speak
When you’re tired, speak
When you’re worried, speak
When you’re confused, speak
We all have fears
We all have worries
We all have demons
We all have baggage
I grew up an independent woman who always managed to get things done without asking for help. I may have been dying inside but I thought it was weak to let people know I needed their assistance. Back then, I kept trying to get things right even if that meant I had to try a million times.
Sometimes, everything hits you all at once. You lose your job, your relationship, a friend, a business opportunity, someone you really love. Or everything seems to be going according to plan; you finally landed that job, you got your dream car, you just got married but you aren’t happy and you can’t understand why.
I gave myself a target to attain some goals before my next birthday and I am sharing the five goals at the top of the list with you today.
1. Learn How To Swim
Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should
Just because it feels right doesn’t mean it’s right
Just because you can fight doesn’t mean you have to
Mental health is about how we feel, think and behave. Our mental health can affect our daily life, relationships, and even physical health. Each year, one in five adults experiences a mental illness, and one in two will experience one at some point in their lives.
Is there someone you feel like you can’t live without? Have you uttered statements like “I don’t think I can exist without you”, “I can’t live without you” “if you leave me, I wouldn’t know how to exist” and meant it from the bottom of your heart?
Being someone else is boring, tasking, tiring and mind consuming. I have been there and done that and I know now it is no place I ever want to be again.
When you feel small
When you feel frustrated
When you feel like a fraud
When you feel like a loser
Adulting is hard, very hard and so is finding a work-life balance. We spend so much time at work or working that we often forget that “work” is just a part of our lives.
Worrying or pondering over something we need to get done is customary for almost everyone. Perhaps we worry because we are afraid of the unknown, because it takes us away from our comfort zone, because we’re waiting for the right moment, or because we feel incapable.
I know you’ve heard the saying “less is more”, a phrase adopted in 1947 by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe several times but do you agree with it?
I am rare
I am great
I am kind
I am smart
Have you ever thought about simply living in the moment instead of focusing on a future you haven’t seen? We tend to pay more attention to tomorrow, next week, next month or next year and little attention to today.