Hello, my name is Faith and I've been managing depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember but I am not a mental health professional. If you need help finding a mental health care provider call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit BetterHelp to talk to a certified therapist online at an affordable price.
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Trying to feel confident when you have anxiety is never freaking easy. Certain situations can really amp up your nerves and the next thing you know you’re spiraling out of control. Yesterday, I had to manage my anxiety during the dreaded job interview. It was for a job that I really freaking wanted too so that meant my anxiety was really kicking. I knew I had the qualifications for the job and I was freaking determined not to let my anxiety ruin my chances of getting the job. Here are the things I did and what some tricks you can try to feel confident when you have anxiety.
Kill Limiting Beliefs
Whenever I felt a fear creeping into my brain before my interview I would write it down in my journal and then cross it out and write a whole tangent of affirmations. This helped me replace my stupid negative anxiety producing thoughts into It looked like this:
I’m not going to get this job because no one will hire me
I would do a great job and truly serve the students I work with. Service is in my heart and everyone I talk to can feel it. The Universe always provides for me and everything always works out for me. People can feel my energy and love. Whenever I interview, I get hired. People fucking love to hire me. The right answers always come easily to me in interviews. I am open and ready to receive. People can feel my good energy and love.
When I woke up the morning of my interview I pretended I was my alter ego. My alter ego doesn’t fuck around. She has everything together and she takes no shit. She would walk into an interview and slay the thing. I channeled my alter ego on my Snapchat and I mentioned I had a job interview coming up and I was going to kill it. My alter ego is confident AF so when my friend texted me to wish me good luck I told her I had a really good feeling about it. I paid close attention to what I said and I made sure I was acting the way my alter ego would act. When I walked into my interview I felt confident and ready to kill it.
I heard in a podcast that standing in a power pose for two minutes can activate testosterone and activate the more dominant side of your brain. I have no idea if that is true or not but whenever I started to doubt myself I try to power up my posture by standing up a little straighter and pulling my shoulders back. I kept both of my feet on the floor to ground myself during my interview and focused on sitting up really straight and feeling strong.
I believe in divine timing so I reminded myself that the Universe will bring me the right opportunities at the right time. Divine timing makes me feel a lot less anxious because it takes some of the pressure off of saying the right things or having the perfect interview answers. Ultimately there are a ton of reasons someone might or might not choose to hire you. All you can really do is be yourself and if it is meant for you it will happen.
I hope these tips and tricks help you slay your interview or kick ass through whatever situation has got you stressed out. Managing anxiety is freaking tough so I salute you. You got this girl! Hopefully these tricks will help ya stay confident when you have anxiety and get out there and kill the game.
I am not a licensed therapist. If you are suffering from a major disorder and need treatment please seek the help of a professional. If you need help finding a mental health care provider call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit BetterHelp to talk to a certified therapist online at an affordable price. You can download a free printable list of hotlines here and join the free mental health support group on Facebook here. This post contains affiliate links, you can read my full disclosure policy here.
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