I am reading into every little instance at work with a paranoid narrative that I'm going to be fired and that I don't fit in. I've been laid off twice before and it typically takes me a while to....

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Been there. For me it just wasn’t the right fit. They weren’t using my skill set and we’re tasking me with doing work that wasn’t what was discussed in the hiring process. If you believe that this is where you want to be and you respect the leadership ask for a sit down. Then you can ask more directly and openly, how have things been going? What are things I can work on? Can we come up with a plan to improve? Showing your initiative and self awareness might be the saving grace. And if it’s not, it wasn’t meant to be. On to the next one!

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... break out of my shell. I'm worried this will become a self fulfilling prophecy if I can't control my negative self beliefs.

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This is me too. You’re not alone. I’m also dealing with this cloak of “Am I inadequate? Should I have done/said something differently in the moment?”

What’s helping me is to find one person at work/network to talk to (high level) about some of these negative self talks. Because as soon as I have a gut check with someone else, I realize how I’ve got the wrong lenses on: it’s my thinking, not my actions.

Try to find someone trustful you can talk to - it’s helped me put my fears to bay. More people go through this than you think!! We’re all flawed, beautiful humans.

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I feel you and I’m going through it now too. What helps me is enlisting my husband (could be your close friend) to send me encouragement/affirmations when I’m spiraling.

This business is SO hard on you mentally btw your craft, client drama, industry fluctuations, cut throat coworkers... it takes a while to properly adjust your mindset

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I don’t have an answer, but I’m letting you know you’re not alone. I feel the same way sometimes

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I’m going through some of this now, when it gets bad I try to focus on the present as much as possible. It’s all out your hands anyway... Also CBD seems to take the edge off.

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I’ve been in your exact situation- laud off 2, imposter syndrome. Get in a routine of practicing how to control the mental chatter- that’s all it is- internal chatter that makes shit seem worse than it is. And yes, CBD takes the edge off.

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