How To Control Stress Before an Important Event
Do you feel your anxiety build before that big meeting or special event? We’ve got you covered, here is a list of simple relaxation techniques you can do anywhere, so you can rock that next event!
1. Take a 10-minute Walk Before the Event
Use a few minutes to walk, breath and calm down. You can do this alone, or with someone (and combine #2).
2. Talk to Someone You Trust About the Situation or Event
Talking it through (what you must do, what you want the outcome to be) will help you see it is doable. Getting reassurance that all will be well from that trusted friend, will help you feel confident and relax.
3. Be Prepared
When you are prepared, you have a plan and you know your material, and that helps you build your confidence and calm down.
Use deep breathing techniques to help you relax; even 3 to 5 deep breaths in and out before you go on stage will help you calm down and focus.
5. Exercise a Few Hours Before the Event
Cardiovascular exercise before your event will help release stress, and make you feel strong and ready to go.
6. Listen to Soothing Music
Music is a great healer; soothing music can lower your heart rate and help you relax.
7. Visualize a Peaceful and Calm Place
Close your eyes and see that place, incorporate deep breathing and/or soothing music if you can, all of this will relax you.
8. Give Yourself a Pep Talk
Remind yourself of how prepared you are, that you can do this, tell yourself so.
Relax, you've got this. Go get them!