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I think I smile and nod too much. How do I stop? I don’t want to smile all the time but it’s like I’ve been conditioned over time. It honestly is draining. Especially on zoom I can see myself and in my head I’m like wow I am a wreck smiling and nodding vigorously at the most inane things.

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Anyone you trust on the call? You could ask if they have any feedback around what they noticed in terms of your reactions/response. Chances are you’re overthinking it!

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But yes, I can probs ask a colleague for feedback

I have a whiteboard next to my computer (a tiny stand one) that I write notes to myself on. “Stop nodding” “stop laughing” “smile less”

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There’s a woman on my project who does this and I want to strangle her. I’m sure she’s very nice, but everyone isn’t right so stop nodding.

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