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Imposter syndrome: how nurses can learn to silence their inner critic

There are steps you can take to control the triggers of self-doubt
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There are steps you can take to control the triggers of self-doubt

It’s that time of year again where the pressure is on to ‘have your best year yet!’

Apparently, all you need to do is set your goals, create your plan and BOOM… you’re away. But sometimes things just aren’t that simple, and although we start off with the best of intentions and much ambition, it is easy to let things slide a few months down the line.

When life gets in the way of our goals

So what is stopping you, me and so many others from sticking to our carefully drawn out plans?

Life can throw us curve balls and some situations are beyond our control – those yoga classes you eagerly signed up for in January, for example, become impossible when you can’t fit

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