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Sarb81 Mon 20-Feb-17 10:10:19

I have always struggled with self-confidence and self-esteem – both of which I have decided that I need to work on. Whilst it’s not debilitating I have found that it is starting to creep into my thoughts and ‘take over’. I am always questioning my worth in all aspects of my life e.g. am I a good enough mum, im not good at my job, why cant I make and hold conversations with people…… I have felt for a long time that my lack of self-belief holds me back at work and until I address this I will remain at the same level in my career and whilst I am not solely focussed on progressing in my career I would like to be the best version of myself. So any suggestions with regards to coping strategies and perhaps equally as important, a course that one of you lovely mumsnetters may have attended that might help? TIA x

Fiddlefaddle2303 Mon 27-Mar-17 20:43:21

I could have written your post, although my confidence issues are mainly about work.
This has been going on for years, however I have recently been offered an amazing opportunity and I'm struggling. I don't believe people when they say I'm doing well and feel that I add little value (I am a member of the leadership team for this job).....
I am in the middle of reading the Chimp Paradox, it's very good and goes some way to explain why this is happening and what to do to control. I have also reached out to a life coach and plan to have a few sessions to help me.
I wish you all the best and if you discover a magic wand please let me know!
It's really draining isn't it?
Good luck

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