The Six Steps for Calming Your Nerves IQ Doodle outlines a six step process you can use that will help you stay grounded and calm when facing uncertain situations that make you nervous.
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1) Identify Why You Feel Nervous
Possibly you fear embarrassment, rejection, criticism or making a mistake.
What exactly has me feeling nervous?
2) Question Your Fears
Acknowledge your fears, but question whether they are valid in this situation.
Does it make sense to fear these things?
How are these fears holding me back?
3) Explore Different Perspectives
Get curious and reinterpret your experience in a more optimal way.
How else could I view this situation?
How would others view my predicament?
4) Outline Worst-Case Scenarios
Imagine the absolute worst that could happen, then make peace with this scenario.
What’s the worst that could possibly happen?
Could it become a great learning experience?
5) Prepare Yourself Thoroughly
Take time to clarify your goal, to identify obstacles, to gather your resources, and to outline a plan of action.
How can I make use of all these resources?
How can I use them to calm my nerves?
6) Take Small Steps
Control your breath, stay positive, focus on the present moment, and start moving forward.
I can do this… I can even turn it into a game.
This can become a fun and rewarding experience.