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Imposter syndrome is a phenomenon when people feel they have gained status by no merit of their own. It leads to self-doubt and constantly comparing yourself with peers.

As the saying goes, "comparison is the thief of joy" and it can be difficult to work effectively when you are saddled with these feelings. Overcoming it is no easier task.

A good place to start is IJNet's article on dealing with imposter syndrome, by freelance journalist Iris Pase. She has gathered insights on avoiding toxic workspaces to getting a mentor, and, according to health and wellbeing journalist Ruby Deevoy, finding time to praise yourself.

"If I’m feeling unworthy, I'll reach right to the other end of the scale and say (over and over again) something like 'I am powerful, I am amazing, I am recognised and appreciated for my exceptional contribution to the world'," it reads.

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