Do you feel inadequate among your coworkers?
Disclaimer: This is not a post where you’ll learn how to overcome this feeling. It will just tell you that you are not alone.
So I started my day like every other day. Excited and maybe curious about my meeting. The meeting went well but I was left feeling stressed, anxious and sad.
Because we had to divide our team into certain groups and work on a problem. It sound that easy.
But it wasn’t.
I was scared.
Scared that no one would pick me. Just like the school days. What if the team I am grouped into doesn’t want me there? What if I am left with people who don’t want to work?
This anxiety took the better of me. I wasn’t able to do any of my work for the rest of the day.I need to learn to write user stories and now I can’t. I just keep think about how I’m not adding any value to my team.
I hope it will be better tomorrow. I hope I am just overthinking and that people don’t have a problem working with me. I hope I finish that user story someday.