Have you ever felt like a fraud? Like you're not good enough or your successes are due to luck or circumstance? If so, you're not alone. Many women feel this way, especially high-achieving women. But why? And more importantly, what can we do about it?
In this post, I'll explore 5 reasons why magnificent women hide their light and offer some advice on how to overcome these feelings. Stay tuned!
1. We're Afraid of Being Rejected
We put so much time and energy into crafting our public image. We want everyone on the outside to see us as smart, capable and successful. Yet, this fear halts many women to even think of themselves this way, let alone share it with others. What will people say? Will they reject or criticise us?
2. We Fear That No Matter How Hard We Try, It Won't Be Enough
We often think in extremes - either something is perfect or a total disaster. If everything isn't amazing and fascinating, then it must not matter at all. So we don't share our work or insights with others because we feel like it has to be perfect — and in our mind, we're far from perfect.
3. We're Still Dealing With Our Trauma.
There’s a reason so many women feel called to serving others – while also being terrified of stepping into the spotlight. It's because, at a fundamental level, we understand that our scars are what make us valuable to other people - but we're also terrified that showing those scars to people will make us look less.
4. We Spend So Much Time Taking Care of Others, We're Not Aligned With Our True Self
We've been taught to suppress our needs and desires in favour of taking care of others. How often do you take the time to connect with yourself? To take the time to connect with your higher self?
5. We're Too Exhausted to Even THINK About Our Light!
Women are burning out in unprecedented numbers - it was bad enough before the last couple of years, but now after endless months of work-from-home and homeschooling, most women are too exhausted to even start to think about their ideal lives. They're just trying to get through the day!
At High Priestess, we get it - we're a team of women from different walks and stages of life. And what we've found in our own lives is that often, trying to take "massive" actions towards creating our ideal lives, is just too much with everything else going on.
That's why we've developed the 5 Minute Ritual email series.
Each week, we'll send you out a new, easy 5-Minute-Or-Less Ritual that will help you feel more grounded, more present - more yourself.
Tried and tested with our own team - these rituals are guaranteed to be easy and joyful.
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