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when work isn’t working

May 22, 2020

Whether just recently beginning a new job or have been a working professional for years, everyone will feel insecure about their successes at some point. While this feeling is normal, it is important to not allow insecurities to become something worse and begin affecting your progress.

Maybe adjusting to a new position is taking longer than anticipated. Maybe a promotion or pay raise is on the horizon and life outside of work has taken the back burner for too long. Regardless of the situation, it is important to pay attention to our mental and physical status even when focusing on careers.

Self Evaluate

Try to check in with yourself and your expectations. Is this work-related goal realistic? Or have you developed a superhuman expectation for yourself without considering other commitments? It is okay to not be barreling up the corporate ladder at breakneck speeds. Try to cut yourself some slack and appreciate yourself for the work you have put in.

Are you showing up to work every day ready to put your best effort in? Do you keep a positive attitude even when stressed? Is your work ethic keeping you motivated to produce quality outcomes? Focus on your daily attitude and ability as well when self-evaluating.

Perception vs. Reality

With how accessible other people’s success and happiness are through social media, it is challenging to not compare yourself to the online depiction. However, it is vital to keep in mind that most people only share their highlight reels. Hardly anybody shares the insecurities and uncertainties they feel at the same consistency, though they do exist.

How to Improve

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The best thing for us all to try to do more is to celebrate ourselves. This applies farther than work successes but is especially useful for this topic. Those daily attributes that you self evaluated? Those small victories deserve recognition!

Keep in mind to not compare yourself to anyone else. There is very little chance that you know every internalized struggle those around you carry. By being empathetic to their issues, you can also recognize that your own are worth understanding.

Overall, be kinder to yourself with your career expectations. You deserve it


At Manhattan Wellness, we understand that with all the messages we receive from the world, it can be difficult to maintain a positive narrative about ourselves. From social media, movies, and even people close to us, it can be hard to drown out the negative. So much so that our inner critic takes over and we forget to show ourselves the same compassion as others. That’s why our female therapists want to support you in building the confidence you need to reach your highest potential. Let us help you create an empowering narrative that will benefit all aspects of your life, from personal to professional. If you are interested in beginning counseling for women:

  1. Submit a Contact Form or Email Us at
  2. Learn More About Our Team and Our Areas of Expertise
  3. Begin Seeing Yourself in a Whole New Light!


Our therapists understand that building confidence takes time and that other issues can come up along the way. To better support you, we offer a variety of services to cater to your individual needs. The therapy services we offer are Therapy for Self Esteem, Anxiety Treatment, and therapy for dating and relationship issues. As well as therapy for college students, support for maternal mental health, body image therapy, and so much more. Are you feel like you’re not living the life you want and need to make changes? Let’s talk about it.

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