Anxiety and excitement are virtually the same physical feeling.
So, harnessing that nervous sense can improve your performance (proven).
It has been well studied that there is a very fine line between excitement and anxiety.
Consider these physical feelings:
- A high heart rate.
- Butterflies in your stomach.
- Sweaty hands.
- Feeling nervous.
Does that sound like excitement to you?
Your nervous system just booted up or activated itself into anxiety or excitement.
Our interpretation is the game changer!
Anxiety = bad
Excitement = good
So, rather than working to get rid of anxiety which most people do let me tell you what is easier and more effective.
- Changing your point of view on it.
- Changing the label.
- Reframing it.
It is much more subtle than that and avoids battles.
Most people I start out with want to fight stress or anxiety but that battle is just exhausting.
This is the way of the ego mind rather than the thinking smart mind.
When you have virtually the same physical feeling but call it something different then what happens?
You feel more emotionally and physically well and perform better that’s what!
Thus, anxiety now becomes verbalised as “excitement” – the new useful label.
Keep posted for part 2 of how to do this with relative ease.
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Your mind is a powerful tool and this is often a lot easier than you think.
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