You know the feeling: you’re getting ready to give a speech in front of a class or meet a blind date for the first time. You break into a sweat and feel like hyperventilating. We all hate letting our nerves get the best of us. Here are some ways to calm your nerves and regain your cool.
You can be doing everything right: eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, even meditating, but then you can't find your phone, or you slip and lose your footing, or the warning light goes off in your car, and it sends you over the edge. Suddenly, it all becomes too much to deal with. What do you do when everything you're doing to take care of yourself still isn't enough to alleviate the stresses of life's everyday challenges?
It's easy to feel overwhelmed when there is “too much” to handle. The mind races trying to figure out solutions, and the body either tenses up in an effort to get things done or collapses to give up, neither of which are helpful in dealing with the overwhelming situation. Training yourself to become aware of your body's sensations during these moments can reduce stress and teach you how your body can lead …
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