It’s the night before an important event: a big exam, a major presentation, your wedding. How do you calm your nerves in preparation for the big day?
It was the end of semester Examimations on Statistics. The night before, I had prepared to the best of my ability for the exam. As the time for the exam approaches, come and see me… I was literally shaking, my stomach started to upset me, my feet became cold, palms sweating profusely…Omg!
I employed all forms of Self-talk Therapy on myself, yet it seemed as though things were getting worse. I needed to talk to my best friend who offered to drive me to the exam venue… Sincerely, I felt calmness return to my system.
I went for the exams; luckily, one thing led to the other; the lecturer came one hour behind schedule. This offered me ample time to calm down my nerves… I chit-chatted with few of my classmates then made a few revisions here and there.
At this point, I really felt good about my system, I even became
calmly eager to quickly write the exam and go.
Immediately one hour after my arrival to the exam hall, the lecturer arrived with the exam materials, and quickly the exam was administered on us. Many of the questions were so cheap that I became more relaxed about the whole thing.
In less than two hours the exam was over! Praise be to God who had made all things possible for me!
Oh, and my best friend was still around to take me home after the exam… This was a surprise as I never saw it coming my way. God bless his kind heart!
Whenever you feel tensed about any situation or you’re in a fix about anything; make sure you talk to someone who listens and really understands you…like I did. Or better still, talk to a counsellor!
How do you calm down your nerves when you are in a tensed situation? Please share it in the comment section.
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