How to handle insecurity at work?

The following are the ways to overcome the insecurity.

  • Lack of Progress

    You’re watching people getting promotion all around you and you’re worried that you’re not advancing as fast as others. Don’t let that negative feeling pull you down. Focus on your work. Sit down with your higher authority and discuss what you need to do to grow and start moving forward. Get clear on your expectations and then figure out how to exceed them!

  • Inadequate salary

    Don’t talk about your salary in the office environment, but chances are you’ve been observant enough to know (ballpark) what the people around you are making. If this makes you feel frustrated, remember to ask this question: what could you be doing to qualify for a raise? Talk to your boss. Look around for other jobs, especially if you feel you are not being rewarded for your skillset and work level.

  • Lack of Social Skills

    If you feel your social skills are not quite up to par, start stepping up. If you are really stuck, there are many resources out there for improving your social skills. Make use of them! And if you feel that you do not have recognition for your job, start looking for ways to make yourself stand out a bit more. Take on high-profile projects, come early, stay late, and many more. A few calculated risks can put you in a much better position to be noticed and then valued.

  • Bonding

    Enrol for training to help achieve written goals. Find a mentor to teach you the ropes. Apart from learning, a teacher-student relationship drives away fears. Engage in extracurricular activities with colleagues to increase bonding.

  • De-stressing

    Schedule one exciting thing a day to look forward to. A game of badminton, playtime with your kids, watching movies online or an evening with a friend. Such activities shift focus, re-energise your brain and help erase negative emotions.