1. Reflect on the experience and identify your emotions
  1. Accept and acknowledge the experience that led to these emotions
  1. Express these emotions through words or writing them down
  1. Learn the lessons that came with that experience
  1. Find the blessings within that emotional experience
  1. Forgive others including yourself for what was done 
  1. Make a choice to surrender and release those emotions
  1. Release the emotions through burning the paper or release it into the white light of Holy Spirit
  1. Fill your heart with new emotions by meditating on the energy of love, peace and joy
  1. Daily release your emotions by journaling, talking to a friend, doing physical or artistic activity and meditating


1. Practice Self-Compassion.

If self-doubt is holding you back from taking a leap with your career or in

another aspect of your life, it helps to remember that we are all human.

We all make mistakes along the way and it’s okay to do so. When we

doubt our abilities, it’s often because we don’t want to make any room

for mistakes. However, mistakes are also how we learn and grow. We

can mitigate self-doubt and fear of failure by practicing being kind to

ourselves, no matter the outcome.

2. Remember Your Past Achievements.

A lot of achievements are born out of initial uncertainty or doubt. It helps

to remind ourselves about the times that things have gone right,

because the same thing could happen in the present moment.

Recognize your past achievements and give yourself credit for all the

things you have learned, overcame and achieved.

3. Try to Not Compare Yourself to Others.

If you’re experiencing self-doubt because you’re afraid you won’t

accomplish something at the same level as someone else, then it can

be a paralyzing feeling. Everyone’s journey and ideas of success are

different. What we can control and focus on is our own path and where

we want to take it, regardless of where other people are at or what they

have done. Remember you are an individual with an individual journey

so don’t try to live other’s reality and be true to yourself.

4. Be Mindful of Your Thinking.

When negative thoughts begin to creep in, sometimes they are hard to

recognize because we become so used to them. Imposter syndrome

thrives off of these negative thoughts that tell us that we aren’t worthy of

the place we’re at or that we won’t produce good work. Next time these

thoughts persist, take a moment and ask yourself if you really believe

that they are true. Instead of focusing on your weaknesses, focus on

your strengths and instead of focusing on problems, instead focus on

solutions, and instead of focusing on worries, instead focus on desired


5. Spend Time With Supportive People.

The friends and family members in our lives who believe in us and

everything that we’re capable of will always be on our side. When you’re

feeling self-doubt, surround yourself with these people. They can

remind you of how talented and resilient you are during times when

you’re not feeling that way about yourself. Make sure you reach out for

comfort and reassurance to those who are inspiring, positive and caring.

6. Find Validation From Within.

While it’s great to feel reassured from others that we are doing a good

job or that we are capable of accomplishing a difficult task, it’s equally

important to have our own faith in ourselves. Constant reassurance

doesn’t mean much if we still don’t believe in ourselves. Even if we

aren’t the most confident about where we’re at, it’s good to practice

being accepting of our strengths and all that we have to offer.

7. You are your own worst critic.

We will always be the harshest critic of ourselves. It’s a nice reminder to

treat ourselves with the same kindness and compassion that we have

for others, instead of being so critical of ourselves. Try grounding

yourself first and then look at the situation with clarity rather than


8. Identify your values.

Take a moment to asses your value and your worth, and what matters

most to you. When we recognize these values and what truly matters to

us, the fear of criticism from others falls by the wayside. And when we

live aligned with our values, it doesn’t feel as detrimental to be criticized

or make mistakes.

9. Keep a journal

Journaling is always a therapeutic exercise to practice. Writing down

your thoughts of self-doubt or experiences with imposter syndrome onto

paper is a good release and it prevents you from suppressed emotions

which could lead to depression.. You may even realize after you see

your concerns written down, that they may not be as detrimental as you

thought they were. This can help to gradually overcome fear, anxiety

and self-doubt. The best time to let go and release negative energy in

the form of thoughts, fears, feelings and emotions is during the full

moon. Practice full moon ceremonies often to clear your energy.

10. Seek professional help

It may help you to see a healer, therapist, coach or a counsellor to

overcome fear and self-doubt if these feelings persist to the point that it

makes it difficult for you to function in everyday life. Therapy can help

you feel understood and give you tools to alleviate feelings of fear and

doubt. You can also seek help from someone who’s been in your

situation and has successfully overcome that challenge or learnt that