Here are a few tips to help with fear and performance anxiety:
Sometimes we find ourselves moving too fast and just need to slow down and think things through, just like a timeout.
Accept that you can’t control everything and focus on what you can. Start small and work your way up. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
Learning your triggers will go a long way in helping you deal with your anxiety. You can either avoid those triggers, or work through them!
Redirect that nervous energy into taking things one step at a time. Don’t focus on what could go wrong. Instead focus on the positive. Visualize your success.
Acknowledge that anxiety is a normal part of life. However, if this feeling becomes persistent and happens daily, seek help! Talk to someone.
Practice self talk by encouraging yourself throughout the day. Even the little things. It will help re-wire your brain to be motivated!
Remember to breathe and stay positive. Avoid thoughts that produce self-doubt!
Anxiety is the feeling of uneasiness, fear, or nervousness and a very natural response in the body to stress. Anxiety is normal and is a common issue that affects many people every year and there is a clear distinction between experiencing feelings of anxiety and actually having anxiety disorder being that a disorder is a constant and persistent feeling that regularly occurs.
Example: You might feel anxious when faced with a difficult problem involving your friends or significant other, before taking a test, or before making an important decision.
Performance anxiety is simply having anxiety before a big game, practice, or performance. When feelings of doubt, fear, and negative self-talk settle in before a performance is when you may be battling with performance anxiety but we have good news for you! Practice some of the performance anxiety tips and remember to always stay positive, breathe, and remember you are fully prepared for this moment!
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