Are you becoming more and more anxious?
Posted on 5th March 2021
If you dread the thought of getting up in front of a group of people and performing, you are not alone.
Millions of people suffer from performance anxiety commonly called "stage fright."
Dancers, athletes, musicians, actors, and public speakers often get performance anxiety.
Performance anxiety can prevent you from doing what you enjoy and can affect your career. Worst of all, performance anxiety can negatively affect your self-esteem and self-confidence.
You know the signs
Racing pulse and rapid breathing
Dry mouth and tight throat
Trembling hands, knees, lips, and voice
Sweaty and cold hands
Nausea and an uneasy feeling in your stomach
Now Imagine yourself performing in a calm, relaxed state in front of hundreds of people. Imagine being able to perform with no worries and a reduction in your anxiety level.
Some of you will avoid business networking due to your anxiety, just think of how many missed opportunities goes floating by. Now think of how many opportunities you could develop as prospects because you are now in control of how you feel when you’re in the public limelight.
Having danced in the 2012 National Rock and Roll competition in Blackpool, my wife and I know exactly how you feel. Our knees were like jelly bumping into each other which could quite easily be mistaken as part of the routine. To our surprise we picked up a silver trophy for coming second.
Ask for help !
The good news as always is, as soon as we recognise and accept that we need to control our anxiety because it’s stopping us from doing the things we need and want to do, the next step is relatively easy and that is to Ask for help!.
You know as well as I do, by not asking just increases and amplifies pressure, stress and anxiety which leads to avoidance.
So the next time you find yourself in that situation, ask yourself this question.
Who can I call to get help with my anxiety?
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