While most people try to calm themselves down before a big event, studies have suggested that the opposite may be true. When we try to calm down, we tend to think of what could go wrong. However, when the participants of the studies were told to express excitement (“I am excited”) before tasks like speaking, test taking, and doing karaoke, they performed better.
Positive mental reframing and mindful meditation can help you attract the energy you need to put yourself in the right mood. Having a mantra or a pep talk before an event can give you a boost of confidence. In general, maintaining a healthy diet, regularly exercising, and getting enough sleep can do wonders for your physical and mental health. Avoid heavy meals and caffeine beforehand as these can make you feel worse.
When positive thinking and other stress relieving methods are not enough to ease anxiety, some doctors may prescribe medications. If you feel that your stage fright occurs too often or has stopped you from doing your normal activities, you may want to seek help from a therapist or psychologist.
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