Why Do People Get Nervous in Interview , First Date , Exams and How to Control it ?
We all get nervous sometimes. Whether it’s about social interactions, performance, or actual threat giving us the feeling, the same mechanism is at play, just at different levels. But, as this video explains, you can do something about it
Nervousness, stress, anxiety — the feelings all seem to arise together in some fashion. And it’s no accident. Thousands of years ago, when food was consumed after having just killed it, a fight or flight response was boilerplate to humans’ survival.
In fact, people get nervous for a variety of reasons. For example, some people feel nervous when they are in a room full of new faces, while others may be nervous before a trip to the doctor. Often nervousness occurs when a person is uncertain about how something will turn out, such as an unfamiliar activity or experience. Some even feel nervous when doing something they have been looking forward to for a long time, such as an exciting trip!
How to Not Get Nervous..?
Being nervous is a normal reaction that all humans have to challenging events. However, when it’s paralyzing, you should find a way to minimize it. Although it’s hard to shake nervousness, there are several different approaches you can take to calm your mind and regulate your emotional state. Try some of the techniques below to see what works for you.
1. Trying Calming Exercises:
Yoga practitioners around the world manipulate their breathing patterns every day in an effort to calm the mind. Long, peaceful breaths cue our minds and bodies that everything is okay
- Close your eyes and slow down your breathing rate to relax your mind and your body.
- You can regulate your breath by counting to a certain number or repeating “Now I breathe in, now I breathe out.”
2. Meditate or perform a body scan:
Meditation, though difficult to master, is an awesome way to calm your nervousness. Find a quiet place, take a comfortable seat or lie on the ground, and attempt to notice your thoughts without bias or judgement.
3. Play soothing music :
Make a playlist of music that soothes and calms you. When nervous feelings arise, listen to your playlist and allow yourself to sink into the music.
4. Exercise or take up Cardio or tai-chi :
Getting exercise is one of the best things you can do to reset your mind and body and relieve the jitters. If you are particularly nervous about an upcoming work presentation or a date with your beautiful neighbor, log at least 30 minutes of cardio activity per day.
- Take up tai chi. Tai chi is a non-competitive series of flowing body motions that are designed to relax the body and mind and channel energy to positive outcomes.