Updated: Mar 4, 2019
Did you know that the feeling of being nervous and excited both produce the EXACT same emotion within your physical body?
When you feel excited your body produces a physical response within you this is where you may feel a weird feeling in your stomach, sweaty hands, your heart beats faster, and you may even feel sick!
When you feel nervous your body produces a physical response within you where you may feel a weird feeling in your stomach, sweaty hands, your heart starts to beat faster, and you may even feel sick…… you see my point?
The exact same feeling response your body produces for nerves AND excitement.
For example: If you are about to go on stage to give a big talk but your nerves get the better of you, if you then go on to tell yourself, I am nervous, oh wow I’m getting really scared now!..... In that moment you have labelled yourself with the emotion of ‘nerves’ therefore your body must respond and produce even more ‘nerves and anxiety’ within you.
But here is the juicy bit, you can direct your mind and give the emotion the label you WANT and then your body will start to calm down and embrace the excitement, which will then in turn give you a much better head space to go on and smash your talk! You see your body will react to whatever you label you give that feeling in your mind whether that be I am nervous or I am excited. When you get nervous just before a talk you will always be in control of what you want to label this feeling within you. Act fast and choose wisely when the feeling hits you!
Do this instead, when you are about to go on to do your talk and you feel your nerves kicking in, in that moment that’s your chance to label the emotion within you with excitement. Tell yourself I am so excited to go on and give this amazing talk to all those beautiful people out there! As you say those words pay attention to your feelings, you will begin to feel a shift, and a wave of exhilaration wave over you.
Here’s the truth of it, at your core you ARE excited it’s your ‘humanness’ that is trying to bring in the fear, nerves, and anxiety within you. Remember the Universe wouldn’t have sent you something you are not ready for, don’t stand in your own way, simply let yourself shine.
Tell your mind you are excited and shift the whole energy around you, it works every time ; )
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