How to Overcome NervousnessWellness Tips
It starts with just a little tremble within. Then a pressure builds up. A hand or foot starts to fidget. Your palms become moist, and you start to feel not quite like yourself anymore. The inner calmness you felt has flown out the window. Just in time for the important meeting at work, that date you had been looking forward to for the past week, or your presentation in school. So, what can you do at this point? Back down, come up with a poor excuse and cancel (as your self-esteem plummets)? Plow through the meeting or date while being not quite your best self? It is certainly possible, but an even better approach is to find strategies and develop habits that help while practicing some self-love at the same time!
Here are some of my favorite habits for dealing with and overcoming nervousness while taking some time for self-care at Planet Beach.
Prepare if possible.
A bit obvious but doing your preparation in time and not at the last minute makes a big difference. You’ll feel sure of yourself and relaxed about what you are about to do. If you have an important meeting, do your homework so you know what may come up in the meeting. Why not do some studying and meditation while enjoying an automated massage at Planet Beach? Where else can you enjoy the benefits of a massage in a totally private setting? Bring your laptop or smartphone to study and stay focused in the massage room or take a break, leave the electronics at home, and relax your body & mind.
Ask yourself: what is the worst that could realistically happen?
This question has helped me many times to calm down and to stop building a mountain out of a molehill.
Visualize in a positive way.
It is so easy to get stuck in the usual and habitual negative visualizations in your mind of how a situation will go. And so, you get nervous. Try taking a break from it the next time you are having an upcoming date, party, or meeting. Just this once, allow yourself to see things in a positive way. You can do this by lying or sitting down somewhere that is comfortable (at Planet Beach while in the automated massage, red-light, UV therapy, hydration, or slim capsule session, or even on your yoga mat inside the HOTWORX). Close your eyes. In your mind see how great the situation will unfold – see and hear it – and how great will you feel at this meeting. See yourself being positive, open, and having a wonderful time with a smile on your face. And see the excellent outcome you want in your mind. Then release by visualizing that it has already happened, that the meeting is over with the desired result. This is surprisingly effective and will get you into a good, confident, and relaxed headspace before even stepping into that conference room, classroom, or dinner date!
Remember: people don’t think about you and what you do that much really.
You may feel like everyone is watching, judging, and thinking about you a whole lot. And so, you get nervous, worried or hold yourself back in life. But a sobering realization I have had over the years is that people simply don’t care that much about what you do. Just because you may think a lot about what you do and say doesn’t mean that others do that too. They have their own plate full of doing the same thing as you: focusing on themselves, on their pets and kids and on their own challenges at this moment in time. This realization may make you feel a little less important. But it also sets you free a bit more to do what you want to do in life.
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Written By: Paige Stuart, Planet Beach Brand Manager & Franchisee