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By Rob White
It's pretty easy to understand what causes nervousness: It's what we feel in the absence of self-confidence. So, the best way to stop feeling nervous is to seek the truth about yourself, about your unrealized talents and potential. You might notice that this means that you don't have to add anything to who you are, but rather, you've got to subtract the thoughts that make you feel limited.
There you have it: Ridding yourself of nervous reactions is a matter of subtraction, not addition. Most feelings of nervousness are based on erroneous notions that make you feel incapable of handling life situations -- be it with business matters, at home with your family or recovering from an illness.
Although nervousness is felt in the body, it actually exists in the mind. It's a consequence of false beliefs of weakness. These beliefs bubble up from your deep subconscious during trying moments. So –- what to do about it? The first step is accepting that "the enemy is within." Here are five tips that can help you banish nervousness from your psychic system:
When you create an identity to cover up who you really are, you think you’ll feel better about yourself. That’s hogwash! This strategy is insane. You actually convince yourself that the real you is inferior, which amplifies feelings of nervousness.
When you become a people-pleaser, you do whatever you can to get everyone to like you, hoping then you’ll like yourself. That’s hogwash! This strategy is senseless. You actually convince yourself that you are unworthy, which amplifies feelings of nervousness.
When you’re good at making excuses, you think you’re actually advancing. That’s hogwash. This strategy is fruitless. It guarantees more bad results, which amplifies feelings of nervousness.
When you always depend on others to take care of your needs, you hope you'll finally feel secure. That’s hogwash! Too much dependency teaches you that you are inadequate. This strategy is tragically false and amplifies feelings of nervousness.
When you start reading more into a situation than is there, you think you are acting intelligently. That’s hogwash! There’s nothing smart about adding information that causes obscurity. This strategy causes a lack of clarity and amplifies feelings of nervousness.
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