Under Pressure

The Savvy Psychologist, one of my favorite podcasts, recently posted a great episode on performance anxiety.

πŸ‘‰ Savvy Psychologist: 3 Secrets to Beat Performance Anxiety

As always, she keeps it simple, concise, and practical.

  1. Get excited to create a feeling of opportunity
  2. Use a ritual to ground yourself and help with focus
  3. Practice self-affirmation

As a bonus, I also came across this one in my Medium feed.

πŸ‘‰ 6 Science-Backed Strategies to Avoid Choking Under Pressure

I might be imagining this, but I think this one only has five techniques. πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ. And they seem to focus mostly on positive thinking. And they overlap a bit.

  1. Don’t think too hard
  2. Practice under pressure
  3. Pretend like you’ve already won
  4. Tell yourself that you’re in control
  5. Give yourself a pep talk

Kind of a muddled article. If nothing else, it helps me appreciate the Savvy Psychologist!

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