Decision-making is guided by emotions. For some people, worrying can improve performance. The real question is how much should you worry.
A little bit of worry about an upcoming speech is likely to lead you to practice. The absence of any worry, may lead to showing up unprepared. Too Much Worry Excessive worrying puts your mind and body into overdrive. This can lead to high anxiety or even panic, which interferes with your ability to perform and can lead to unhealthy habits.
Avoid Toxic Worry
- Get the facts. Don't worry about "what if's.
- Make a Plan. Once you have the facts, make a plan to take action.
- Remember it's never as bad as you think. Anxiety is all about anticipation.
"Worry is a misuse of imagination." Dan Zadra