WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESS
So, you made it onto the netball team? Or went up a few grades in maths? Treat yourself to that Too Faced lipstick you’ve been eyeing off for months.
It’s important to get into the habit of celebrating your wins – no matter how small and insignificant they may seem!
REMEMBER YOUR SELF-WORTH
While it’s always nice to do well, remember that your worthiness isn’t actually defined by your accomplishments. You don’t have to be perfect at everything (no-one is!) and you still deserve to be happy even if you don’t ace every exam.
TALK IT OUT
Next time you’re feeling like an imposter, talk to a friend about it. That’s what they’re for! Not only will they be able to remind you that you are really as wonderful as everyone says, but they may even be feeling the same way.
GET A REALITY CHECK
When imposter syndrome rears its ugly head, sometimes you need to look at the facts. For example, could it really be a mistake that you’ve done well in all of your classes? And surely your friends know you well enough to love the real you. It’s also important to remember that some of the world’s most successful people feel like imposters, even when we can all see that they’re absolutely killin’ it! And girl, so are you.