“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
“If I don’t train enough, of course I’m nervous.“
The first tremors are small. It starts with a little tremble.
One hand or one foot begins to fidget. You start to feel a little off. Your hands become clammy and you begin to feel a bit shaky.
Your inner calmness has gone.
Nervousness is back, like an old friend you didn’t want to see.
You’ll be ready for that important date in a week. You can also prepare for an important meeting at school or work.
What can you do now?
You back down, make a bad excuse, and cancel the meeting (as your confidence plummets).
Do you rush through a meeting or date when you are not at your best?
I am sure it is possible. Both are possible.
But an even better approach has – in my experience – been to find strategies and develop habits that help me to handle this challenge.
Here are my 7 favorite ways to deal with and overcome nervousness.
1. Prepare yourself if you can.
It is a little obvious. But doing your preparation in time and not at the last minute and doing the preparation well – without trying to do it…