Speaking Up About Self-Doubt

Holly Redman

30th November 2016

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I recently had the pleasure of becoming part of Liverpool Girl Geeks’ blogging team. They are an amazing group of people who are passionate about getting women of all ages into the tech industry and supporting a network of women who are already in the industry doing great things.

For my first blog, I decided to write about self-doubt and the struggles that come with a low level of self-confidence. This is a massive problem for a lot of people that can stop them enjoying life and doing the things that they want to do – which is no way to live.

There’s No Shame in Talking

I myself have struggled with anxiety for a number of years, so I know exactly how it feels to think you’re not good enough. I also know that despite a lot of people feeling this way, not a lot of people are speaking about it – they feel like they’re being weak, when nothing could be further from the truth.

Thankfully, I’m in a good place at the moment, but there are still times where I face self-doubt. This is why I wrote the blog, to offer some advice and tips about what you can do to help ease that situation and build up a higher level of self-confidence.

It won’t happen overnight – it’s not about suddenly becoming a super confident person and not doubting yourself ever again. It’s about taking each situation as it comes, and working through your feelings as they happen.

If my blog helps just one person to be that little bit more confident when they have a challenge to face, then I’ll be happy. You can read the full piece on the Liverpool Girl Geeks blog

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