Common Symptoms of negativity
If you feel your hands get sweaty and clammy, there are a few things you can do to reduce the excess sweating. Regularly washing your hands and carrying a pocket-size hand gel are two failproof tactics.
Some people find that their shoulders start to get tight when nerves kick in. This generally occurs when people are overthinking or trying too hard to please and impress others. To remedy stress-induced uptight shoulders, relax your shoulders and breathe in and out naturally.
If you feel your feet shaking or your legs moving around and you’re not sure why it’s often a sign of nervousness! Try to overcome these nerves by saying “I AM STRONG” to yourself. As you say it to yourself, keep deeply breathing in and out, and try to do something as simple as smiling to bring you some joy.
Allowing your eyes to dart around the room can make others sense your anxiety and, in turn, make them feel uncomfortable. As you speak or sing, try to keep a gentle fixed gaze for a short while. Be aware of your eyes and what you’re looking at, and try to keep your movement as natural as possible.
- Take every opportunity you can to hone your craft of performing. Whether it is as simple as singing with friends or performing in front of a crowd, the more experience you get singing along with others, the more comfortable you’ll feel doing so. This increased comfort will minimise nerves and negativity.
- Face your fears, learn from your mistakes and constantly test the waters by doing new things.
- Regularly look inwards at yourself to discover areas of yourself that you feel can benefit from self-improvement. As a result of doing so, you’ll see yourself beginning to look outwards to see how you relate to people and working on yourself to become a more relatable and amicable person.