Mental Health

Eight ways to tackle imposter syndrome

Eight ways to tackle imposter syndrome

Career, Featured, Life, Mental Health
There seems to be a shared trait among nerds that we all tend to doubt our abilities and think we're not good enough, even when we are particularly skilled. I know how shit imposter syndrome can be and it once held me back within my career and business but I learned to push through it. The voice does occasionally creep in but I've built a toolkit for dealing with it and that's what I want to share with you today. I want to take you through cont­rolling your inner voice on those days when you feel like a fraud. For most of us, imposter syndrome probably comes from pressure placed on us during our formative years. Perhaps you grew up with perfectionist parents or an overachieving sibling, or maybe you had teachers in school who piled too much pressure on you because they saw that spa
Even when life feels like a struggle, you’re still levelling up

Even when life feels like a struggle, you’re still levelling up

Featured, Life, Mental Health
When our mental health isn't doing too well, it can often feel like we are doing nothing but going in circles. Spinning our wheels. Taking two steps forward, then as many – or more – right back again. Making no forward progress and destined to sit in this same old rut, unable to live the life we want to and forever feeling heavy and trapped by the weight of the world on our shoulders. Speaking as someone who has had, and still has, many a day like this, you don't need me to tell you that it sucks. That's kinda stating the obvious, right? We all have our own experiences, and they are all unique to us. For me, it can take many forms. Depression can sap my energy and make functioning - simply getting out of bed and getting on with my day - a more exhausting struggle than Mo Farah runni