“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
The following is one of the most common questions I’ve been asked over time:
“I always get nervous before a date/meeting/social gathering and that holds me back from being my true and best self and from doing and getting what I want. What can I do to overcome this?”
This was a problem that used to keep me from my goals, and I have more experience with it now than I ever would have hoped.
Even though I was single, I remember getting anxious about a date.
And I remember being nervous when I hadn’t had a date for a while.
It was not fun.
However, things weren’t always hopeless. Today I’d like to share with you three little habits and steps which, quite simply, completely transformed my life.
Step 1 Slow down
Just a few minutes before you go to the meeting, interview, or date that causes you anxiety, slow down.
Walking slower to your destination is a good idea. Move slowly.
Step 2: Take a deep breath.
For a moment, either stand still or just sit down. Then, just breathe. You might need to take a few deeper breaths than normal.
Breathe through your nose and into your belly.
Concentrate on your slow in-breaths…