Most of us have experienced the feeling of being stretched at some stage in our work lives. The 'fight-or-flight' death spiral can completely overwhelm you once allowed to take hold and is almost impossible to get out of.
Whether by thinking incrementally about your work, watching and copying the behaviours of those around you or by jolting your confidence by changing your body language, you may be surprised to find that a great many of people you interact with on a day-to-day basis either are, or have at some stage had to 'fake it 'till they made it'.
Feeling anxious about a new professional challenge is natural. In fact, imposter syndrome — the creeping fear that others will discover you aren’t as smart, capable, or creative as they think you are — is a lot more common than you might guess.