Ever feel like you wanted to be zapped off the planet when you have to do something that makes you uncomfortable?
I always feel so excited and honored to speak in front of an audience, and then I get terrified. Will I be able to connect? Will my talk be well-received and be valuable? Will I trip when I walk out?
This is just one example of a time when I have been plagued by self-doubt, and I am a coach! Ironic? Yes, I know.
Doubting our worth or our skills is something that is common to everyone. The key is to learn to acknowledge these feelings when they come to visit quickly, and then have a plan to deal with them and send them on their merry way.
Here are three ways to get your groove back:
Did you ever try to smile and think of something negative at the same time? It is impossible! A smile is like a magical power that boosts our mood and can make you feel confident instantly. Even others perceive you positively when you smile. Try it!
Music can make you feel alive and confident in an instant! Nothing beats listening to what makes you want to move and sing. Even Spotify has a Confidence Boost playlist! Turn up the volume and do your thing, even if it is for a few minutes.
Know That You Are Not Alone
Sometimes it is easy to look around think that everyone has it all together and you don’t. It’s a lie, and a big fat one! The truth is, everyone is in the same boat, and we are all in this together. Take a deep breath and know that you are doing great. Your best is good enough!
It is never as bad as you think it will be.
When I am finished speaking to a group, I always think, “Why was I so worried about that?!”
Did I trip? No. Even if I did it would not be the end of the world, maybe help us all with a good laugh!
So, the next time you are freaked out, remember these tips. Shine On. I promise it is not as scary as you think!