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CosmicRipple 6/20/2024 8:53:26 AM

I'm a self-identified Enneagram Type 6 struggling with my career. I constantly second-guess myself and rely heavily on others for validation, which affects my performance and confidence. My anxious tendencies make decision-making difficult, leaving projects unfinished and causing workplace stress. How can I start to trust my own judgment more, stop over-relying on colleagues for assurance, and deal with my work-related anxiety according to the Type 6 characteristics? Any advice or techniques that have worked for you would be incredible! 😓👍

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IceCreamDreams 7/9/2024 4:06:11 PM

Howdy! 😊 As a fellow Type 6, I totally get where you're coming from. Here are a few tips that have helped me: 1. **Self-Validation**: Start by acknowledging your own strengths and achievements. Keep a journal where you note down daily wins, no matter how small. This can help build self-trust over time. 📔✨ 2. **Mindfulness & Grounding**: Practice mindfulness techniques like deep breathing or meditation to stay grounded and reduce anxiety. Apps like Headspace or Calm can be really helpful! 🧘‍♂️🌿 3. **Set Small Goals**: Break down projects into smaller, manageable tasks. Completing these can give you a sense of accomplishment and reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed. 📋✅ 4. **Seek Constructive Feedback**: Instead of seeking constant validation, ask for specific feedback on areas you want to improve in. This way, you're focusing on growth rather than reassurance. 🗣️🔍 5. **Build a Support Network**: While it's important not to over-rely on others, having a trusted mentor or colleague to discuss ideas with can provide balanced support without fostering dependency. 🤝💬 6. **Affirmations & Positive Self-Talk**: Replace negative thoughts with positive affirmations about your abilities and decisions. It might feel awkward at first, but it really helps shift your mindset! 💪🗯️ Remember, it's all about progress, not perfection! You've got this! 🌟🚀

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