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Three Simple Steps to Reduce Social Nervousness


“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
Benjamin Franklin

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.

Then stop.

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…

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