5 WAYS TO MANAGE FEELINGS OF INADEQUACY

Lately, I have been struggling with major feelings of inadequacy. While I always try to remain positive in this space, I feel as though I wouldn’t be keeping it real if I didn’t put this struggle out there. Have you ever felt like no matter what you do, its not enough, or that everyone in life is headed into the right direction, but you are veering far from center? Maybe you are experiencing an emotional lack, or grappling with what move to make next in your life.

The onslaught of the feelings of inadequacy washed over me last year and I have yet to fully shake its effects on me. As a thirty something single woman struggling to make it as a writer and actor in a business saturated with…well…writers and actors, for months now I have felt behind on everything. As if my life is not progressing at the speed in which it should. My best friend owns a home, has a life partner, two kids and a dog. My long time male friend is married with a child and just moved into a home. I feel like everyone is moving forward and I am just barely treading water.

I moved back home to help my dad when he fell ill after my mom died, and I feel like he is progressing more than me in life! He has a girlfriend and I promise you also has a more active social life than I do! What the hell am I doing wrong, I constantly ask of myself. At times, I think that all of my effort is pointless, as though I am screaming into a void, and no one will ever notice.

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