Excitement is the antidote to feeling nervous


Excitement is the antidote to nervousness
Whether it’s public speaking or a date or even just a vacation, there are plenty of moments that make us nervous. We plot out everything that could go wrong, we worry ourselves into a bundle of nerves, and, as a result, sometimes we end up getting in the way of our own happiness and success.

But what if there were a simple shift in mindset that could turn all of the anxious energy into a force for good?

In studies conducted by Harvard Business School, researchers looked into how closely feelings of nervousness and anxiety connect to excitement. As it turns out, the link between the emotions is not only strong, but fluid. In this video, one writer, who has an intense phobia about karaoke, tries to conquer her fears by turning her worry into anticipation.

See how she does it below and do try this at home!

 

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