FEAR & PERFORMANCE ANXIETY


Isn’t it annoying how the bigger the event or exam we have coming up the bigger the scope for our nervous systems to go into over-drive and in some cases really ruin it for us.

At its mildest this may be slightly irksome and uncomfortable, at its worst, terrible panic and gross underperformance set in. In all cases we could really do without the gnawing feelings, and the undermining our minds sometimes seek to do.

Many of us know that the difference between great, and good, and disappointing, can be simply a question of the strength and support of our minds – where all else (talent and preparation for example) are equal.

What are some of the things we can do at the level of the mind to ensure we are maximizing our chances for success? 

This is actually very straightforward. 

If you boil it right down everything is happening at the level of the mind. 

It gets even more straightforward: because the event has not yet happened, it must be just a vague idea in your head. The event has no existence or reality aside from as an idea. Of course, this idea feels very real. Your thoughts are literally casting their shadow onto the day itself. You are hardly giving yourself the clearest shot at goal. 

So how do we clear all the fear and unhelpful thinking? 

The easiest way to do this is:

Notice where you have fear in the body, and notice what images you have in your mind that keep the fear going. 

Breathe Perfect Love into the fear and into the images. 

Add a mantra such as “I am breathing perfect love in from the Source of All of Love” as you do the breathing. (or for those comfortable with the idea “Perfect Love comes from God”).

Do this until ALL the fear and the images are cleared. 

Try to think about the future event again. The images and the feelings will be slightly different this time! 

Why let your mind diminish your talent and your potential? 

Contact me if you would like more help around this issue.

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