How to Deal with Insecurity at Work
Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2020 by Sweta Maharjan — No comments
Starting your career has never been so easy. Visiting companies after companies with your CVs, tight dress and coming across irritable questions can be nerve-wracking. And even if manage to get your desired job, you have to face numerous insecurities in your workplace.
Insecurity in the workplace can frustrate a successful career before you pick it up. In your workplace, you have to face different tasks and situations that will challenge your self-esteem, confidence and your capabilities. So, it is essential to be self-aware of your sentiments, thoughts, and anxieties. The goal is not to avoid your feelings of insecurity but to inspire them.
Here’s what you can do to succeed and boost your productivity and keep your career on track:
Self- Assessment is prior
Until you are not self-prepared and can't accept the changes in your life, you can't overcome any insecurities. So, first, you should permit yourself to feel insecure. Everybody has once felt the same. You are not the first and not the last with this feeling. You can identify the situations that make you feel insecure and uncomfortable in your workplace and prepare yourself to handle that situation and make yourself emotionally balanced. If you can perceive to be stronger, you can beat your insecurities.
Eliminate all your negative thoughts and give it a go!
After accepting your insecure feelings, you will realize that your insecurities are just temporary perspectives. Further, you can set your personal goals and objectives that are challenging but achievable. This will help you build self-confidence as it expands your knowledge and skills and head yourself to those situations that shine a light on your insecurities. This attitude also helps you to confront any challenges that are waiting for you.
Participate in Team building activities:
Enroll for training sessions or team building activities to learn to manage your anxiety levels, improve negotiation skills and lift your self-esteem. This will be your next step to defeat your insecurities. You will also get a chance to improve a good relationship with your co-workers and create a supportive workplace environment. Training and mentoring sessions will also help you boost your skills and tackle your career goals.
As stress is the most prominent factor to develop insecurities. You should figure out any technique to reduce stress at home and work. Engage yourself in yoga, meditation and physical exercises to manage your stress or you can schedule one exciting thing a day to do like any games you like, spending time with kids, meeting a friend or any. This will help you re-energize your brain and erase negative emotions. Besides, you can also create your workflow instead of doing everything in an automatic mode.
Always remember that at some- everyone makes mistakes and everyone is afraid of getting fired. Just do your job and do it well, and each time present yourself professionally.
Best wishes for your career!