Having “Imposter Syndrome” can result in a lack of confidence at work, especially if you don’t feel as though you’ve earned your success. For cancer patients and survivors, a diagnosis can affect the way they view themselves — in particular, their productivity and contribution to the workplace. Here are four ways The Job Network suggests for retraining your mind, so you can enjoy the success you’ve achieved.
- Establish the counter narrative. Take some time to think about the things that went well throughout the day, instead of focusing on the things that went wrong.
- Celebrate your success. Even if you feel overwhelmed by a new promotion or an increase in responsibility, it’s important to take the time to celebrate it. Go out to dinner with friends or family or crack open a bottle of champagne. Make sure that your achievement is properly acknowledged as something you deserve.
- Know your triggers. When you start to experience feelings of self-doubt, ask yourself if they are warranted, and write them down. Calling attention to them can help break the negative thought pattern and make you more aware of these triggers for the future.
- Change the results. Don’t avoid taking risks or speaking up. Acting confident can help you become more confident.
If being viewed at work as the “person with cancer” is eroding your confidence, view our strategies for recasting yourself after cancer.
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