Imposter Syndrome: Have You Mastered The Art Of Pretending?

Ever felt like you were an imposter of sorts? Like at any moment you'd be "found out" & exposed for the fraud you believe you are? If so, you aren't alone. Imposter Syndrome is a phenomenon many people, especially women, experience in some aspect of their life. Julie Zhuo shares her experience of realizing she was a member of this group as well as the 3 tactics she uses to combat the invisible imposter inside.


"You don the disguise long enough & you can't even recognize that you are acting. That you are behaving inauthentically, from a place of fear & insecurity. That you can't figure out how to reconcile the real you with the pretend you. Because nothing is more important that not being found out as a fraud."

 

https://medium.com/the-year-of-the-looking-glass/the-imposter-syndrome-9e23e2326d88

Simple Tips For The Worried

Short on time? Long on worry? Psychology Today has 4 quick tips you can follow to learn how to worry more realistically. We're going to worry from time to time, so make it worth your while!

https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201402/tip-sheet-what-me-worry?utm_source=FacebookPost&utm_medium=FBPost&utm_campaign=FBPost

Do You Have A Case Of FOMO?

FOMO. It means Fear Of Missing Out. And while not an official DSM 5 diagnosis, it is very much a fear that can induce a great deal of anxiety & depression. Therapists & authors Linda & Charlie Bloom have created list of 10 tips for overcoming FOMO over at Psychology Today.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/stronger-the-broken-places/201501/10-ways-overcome-fear-missing-out?utm_source=FacebookPost&utm_medium=FBPost&utm_campaign=FBPost

A Little Pause Goes A Long Way

Over at Buzzfeed, Nathan Pyle nicely illustrates with some simple visuals the often over-looked  importance of pausing before speaking. It's a simple habit we could probably all stand to benefit from. As a visual thinker myself, this handful of images will stick in my mind the next time I'm talking to someone else.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/nathanwpyle/this-is-why-i-pause-before-i-speak?bffb&utm_term=4ldqpgp#.agz8w0ANE

Scheduling Mindful Worry Time

Paul Jozsef, Director of The Mindfulness Space in Australia, has put together a helpful set of instructions for how to practice mindful worry time as a way to manage excessive worry & anxiety. While it seems counterintuitive to purposefully plan time to worry when worrying is a problem you're trying to decrease, it actually makes quite a bit of sense once you understand the rational. Check it out & try it for yourself!

http://mindfulnessspace.com.au/mindfulness-resources/articles/mindfulness-and-scheduled-worry-time

Curiosity Doesn't Kill. It Helps You Live.

Over at Psych Central, Margarita Tartakovsky shares the power of curiosity & 3 simple strategies for staying curious for life. 
 

"For many of us, as we start getting older, we lose our appetite for curiosity. And yet curiosity is powerful. It adds color, vibrancy, passion and pleasure to our lives."

 

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/09/06/the-power-of-curiosity-3-strategies-for-staying-curious/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Breathing With Awareness: An Anxiety Coping Skill

Leo Babauta shares some simple instructions on How To Breathe in order to get through difficult emotional moments. No fancy tricks or techniques here. Your body was made to breathe all on its own. Your mind just needs to start paying attention.

 

http://zenhabits.net/breathe-in/