TheDoctor Posted June 23, 2008 Share Posted June 23, 2008 I have always dealt with a minor case of anticipitory anxiety ( I hate the A word). I don't get anxious before tests or anything of that nature. However, I am always nervous right before being in the spotlight even if it's just for a moment. For example, a few weeks ago it was my sisters wedding and there was supposed to be 200 people at the church. I was a nervous wreck beyond belief. Finally, when the time came to do it it was as easy as cake. Today it was the first day of my biology lab class and the teacher asked if we could introduce ourselves when she called our names. I got really nervous right before she called my name but when it came time to talk it was as easy as possible. It seems like when the time comes I'm always good for the moment, but the momentum of 'what if's' is somewhat overwhelming. I am otherwise a very calm, relaxed person. I don't stress about the important things like loss of a relationship, financial stresses, etc. But for some reason I have always dealt with a minor case of the nerves when it comes to being under the spotlight. It seems like no matter how many times I have faced the fear it just simply doesn't go away. I'm sure some of you have dealt with these 'silly' fears and have overcome them. Any advice on what you did would be appreciated. Thanks Link to comment
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