WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

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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.

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