Strategies to Deal With Anxiety & Self-Doubt as a Software Engineer

Here are some helpful strategies I learned today from the book “The Making of Manager” on how to deal with anxiety, stress & self-doubt as a software engineer.

  1. Recall that everyone struggles and that is normal & fine, i.e it’s not only you.
  2. Don’t punish yourself twice by not only worrying about the issue you are facing, but also why are you worrying? “am I smart enough?”
  3. Visualize better scenarios in your head
    • Remember/Visualize a scenario in details where you did a great thing. What happened & how people reacted & what they said.
    • Visualize a good story.
  4. Discuss the matter with people you trust.

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