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19 / M
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Meeting up with someone I haven't seen in a long while. That's about it.
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25 / M / Sydney, Australia
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I just think to myself, "The world is not going to end".
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30 / M / Waco
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smoke something bad
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18 / M / Stoke, England
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Puke up.

Lol, never on purpose, but it does help afterwards. Although it's bad for yer health. There's these mints I eat that are so magic that they actually cure the sickness you get in your stomach when nervous.
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Well....I know everyone else is going to be nervous too sooo

that kinda gives me confidence, think of it as a competition "let's see who can be the least nervous, yaa!!??"
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I tend to mumble my speeches and so on. Long paragraphs/pages of my speech turn into one very short paragraph.
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When I get nervous I bite my lip.
And I mess with my clothes.
Posted 1/25/13
I always bite my lip when I'm nervous or shy, I get nerves from doing almost anything with people I don't know well
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20 / M / Virginia, USA
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I crack my knuckles and my neck.
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Winterfells wrote:


brianr1010 wrote:

Hey i was just wondering what do you guys do when you get nervous. Ex when i'm about to go audition for things i tend to get really nervous , but what do you guys do?


Well two things that I tend to do is:

1. Positive Mental Reinforcement - A lot of people tend to be their own worst critics. They will use negative language and thoughts towards themselves in their heads, which tends to really bring down morale and self-esteem. So instead use positive language and thoughts, and talk yourself up.

2. Perspective - Putting things in perspective really helps us relax because they help us realize the stakes really aren't as high or dire as we picture it. We're not the only people who have been challenged by this particular situation before, and there are people in the world who really do have it much worse. When we realize that there's really not much to lose, and that failing isn't as bad as we make it out to be, it'll keep us more relaxed and confident.



Winterfells points are the most effective recommendations. In school I was one of those who would do almost anything to avoid giving a presentation in class (went so far as making myself vomit). Hated, hated, hated standing in front of any group of people. Low and behold years later a very important part of one of my incarnations was educating experts on a range of topics, typical sessions ran 2 hours. I found that the only way I could do this was to become so knowledgeable on the topics that I couldn't question my own confidence. If that doesn't work just remember 100 years from now no one will remember or care.
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i do something like go and play a video game, listen to music or just browse the web.also, if you feel too nervous then its a good thing to ask yourself why? and if other people can do it why dont you do it as well?? in other words, talk/think to yourself in a positive way.and if your nervousness cant be controlled then its time to go to a doctor because it could be a prob that needs meds or something
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I usually text my brother because he calms me down, and he's very good at giving advice. If I feel too nervous, I will mostly play video game and listen to music to get my mind stuck somewhere else.
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I get nervous around anyone I don't talk to every day including family. It is pretty obvious too because I start to chew on the inside of my lip and crack my knuckles or try to repeatedly even if I know I can't. I also get very quiet and give very short responses when necessry.
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I tend to breath deeply and clear my throat + stumble over words because of a dry mouth
My thoughts at the moment of nervousness, to do the task at hand, what's coming immediately next, focus.
However my mind goes blank almost every time have to come up with things on the spot, roll with it (wing it).

actually now that I look back at my past I'm a very nervous person when dealing with other people
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21 / M / Florida
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It really depends on the situation. I remember going up for speeches in school and college and I ALWAYS got nervous. It wouldn't matter how simple the information I was presenting was, or how well I knew the topic, I got nervous regardless. What I usually did was either take deep breaths, Focus on one person (someone you know or the professor/teacher...It was always the teacher in my case), and just assume that everyone else in the class doesn't really care about what you're saying (because more often than not, they don't). I also sometimes just think about a happy moment in anime to help me calm down...and it actually works most of the times.

If you're talking about other types of nerves such as interviews or overall anxiety, take some deep breaths, just loosen up a little, I usually crack my fingers beforehand, and try not to be so stiff (look firm, but not stiff). It all comes down to your mindset...the mind is a powerful tool and has helped me through some nerving situations.
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