5 Suggestions to Help You Conquer the Choking Fear of Performance Anxiety
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You’re invited to a friend’s house for a party, or a neighborhood gathering, or a work-related event. You mark the date on your calendar — it’s set in stone.
As you’re getting ready to go, you’re excited and a little nervous. You pause, wondering if those feelings are a positive indication of the upcoming experience — or something else.
Why the sudden hesitation?
Usually, it’s because those gut-grabbing nerves are making an assault on your brain.
That unnecessary mental caution has an unfortunate side-effect: Something you were looking forward to can easily turn into an overwhelming bout of anxiety. Because you fell prey to that uncomfortable sense of doubt and fear nagging at your subconscious — again.
And that can take the fun out of everything.
The truth? The misery you’re experiencing has nothing to do with the event or venue.
The real culprit behind your distress is called performance anxiety.
And it’s most likely to strike when you realize you’re about to walk into a situation where there are people you don’t know and haven’t met.
Your anxiety button has been pushed, and you have no idea whether you’re about to make a few new friends or leave a trail of embarrassing behavior behind you.
The best way to dispel these feelings of apprehension and worry?
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