That ‘gap’ between here and there is where the monsters lurk!
Being ‘here’ allows you to rehearse, practice – get prepared.
Being ‘there’ – when you’re not there yet – is a good formula for being terrified!
Part of being ‘there’ – in the future – comes with the admonitions and predictions of gloom that come from others.
Why do people tell us these stories of gloom? Maybe they really do think they are helping? Maybe they feel that this is a way they can participate? Maybe it helps them relieve their own tension?
Does it really matter?
No one else can predict YOUR experience – unless YOU let them!
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun
Want to stay in the present and not get ahead of yourself?
3 FUN AND EASY TRICKS
1) Create comedy – divert your fears by describing the worst case scenario – exaggerate it to the extent of outrageous! You know, explosions, farts, all of those not to be mentioned things…
2) Shut out the bully voice – it’s the part of you that is joining forces with all the warnings you’ve been getting. Create an imaginary prison and lock your Bully in there. Can you hear it pounding on the bars, trying to get out! Let yourself feel smug!
3) Distort reality – use your imagination to create images that take the heaviness out of the situation. The old favorite of speech givers is the ‘naked guy in the audience’ image.
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Coming soon: Mini-Meditation Moments: “Peak Performance”