Being away from work(for many months or years) takes its toll on the confidence levels as we are out of practice and feel out of touch with our ‘work’ self. There may be new rules, laws and ways of doing things that are not known to us yet.
There can be insecurities related to younger employees who are now promoted, and as many of us have our entire identities connected with our job, these new developments can result in loss of self-esteem.
We can forget the workplace in a long break, and start to doubt ourselves, feeling incompetent and insecure. It is crucial to get our groove back, even if by reminding ourselves of our past accomplishments, quality of work, and other positive thoughts.
Revisiting the past successes can help get back our confidence, as can reconnecting with people we knew in our previous ‘work’ life, who remember us as the professional we once were.
The year of ‘no work’ may have been challenging and there may have been certain skills that we used to cope up with the new problems, like discipline, time management and daily planning.
We must identify these skills and understand that we may have become better at many things and have increased our resilience.
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