Anxiety is a small word that has the potential to reap massive havoc with your life. Put it in the context of Performance (Music, sport, acting, public speaking), it can be enough to derail the most seasoned performer from their plans.
Despite exposing myself to a few thousand people every night (they paid for it too!!!) I would often wrestle with my own anxiety squatters, often believing I just couldn’t go on. I always did. And yet I do wonder how much my physical ailments that stopped me performing were manifested from my poor mind health.
Performance Anxiety can range from mild symptoms such as some excess sweat, racing thoughts and a slightly increased heart rate right through to being physically sick, in pain and passing out.
Tonight I talk about how you can stay in control and start to build a better relationship with your anxiety squatters.