In every day life most of us experience varying degrees of anxiety. Maybe we have an interview or a big presentation to do. Maybe we are meeting someone for the first time. Or maybe just getting out of the front door is enough to make us anxious.
The feeling of nervousness or anxiety is driven from our subconscious.
Believe it or not it is attempting to protect us.
Now you might wonder how getting nervous before an interview is protection. Or even how getting nervous about stepping out the front door is useful?
Think back to the stone age where we had to hunt.
If you came across a predator such as a sabre toothed tiger, then you didn’t have time to evaluate the best option, so run a brainstorming session on the best approach to take. You had to react and do it instantly.
So you had 3 choices
1. Fight – go for it! all out fight the beastie
2. Flight – leg it as fast as you can and hope you’re faster than your fellow hunters (let’s face it as long as you can outrun them you don’t need to worry as much about the sabre toothed tiger)
3. Freeze – don’t move, stay totally still and hope it doesn’t notice you
Each of these responses would be an instant choice based on circumstance but would require a physiological response to make possible.
An increase in heart rate, blood and adrenalin flowing through your system, breathing shorter, ready to give you a burst of physical super juice to allow you to survive.
Do those sound familiar?
What happens when you get really nervous? Do you think about it logically first or do you find that you notice the physical symptoms first?
In the absence of sabre toothed tigers in modern society, our subconscious is still trying to protect us by putting us into fight, flight or freeze mode when it perceives a threat.
There are a few simple things you can do to get yourself more in control. Watch this video to find out how
Recognising that YouTube is not that accessible when you really need it I have developed the Pocket Panic Buster!
This is a 4GB MP3 Player that is preloaded with the same techniques as you can see on the YouTube video. For a limited time it is only £10!
It also has the relaxation track on it.
You can click on the picture to get it or go to my website to read all about it or even just buy the MP3 download so you can have it on your phone or whatever device for immediate use.
It really is pocket sized.
It comes with a USB cable for charging and loading (you can put whatever you want on it although I don’t suggest heavy metal – it might shock you at the end of the relaxation track!). It also comes with headphones.
There are a few people evaluating it right now and I will link up their posts once they have written them so you can see feedback from people who’ve had the chance to really experience it.
I will be making a few minor changes to the section at the start on breathing to make it clearer and easier to follow thank to the feedback from Lauren and Lisa.