3 ways to deal with last minute nerves! πŸ’ͺπŸ’«

Hey there! πŸ’• There are loads of ways this path could be equally carved and started out but what’s most important is how you are feeling today πŸƒ. I hope you’re doing well and that whatever has led you to this post involves an open mind, ready for information (because I’m a source of it πŸ˜‚). Either needed now or perhaps it can be stored away for future use within you or through helping someone else πŸ’Œ. This is all about creating a space where the conversation can continue to thrive and benefit others so I truly hope these words do some good! 🌟

Now I don’t know about you but I’ve found that my level of tolerance towards certain situations has dropped pretty low during isolation/lockdown. So when something important came up lately that required my presence I didn’t really wanna be there πŸ˜ΆπŸ˜‚.

Nerves built up at the last minute because up until then I’d been going around thinking it would be okay and even unwillingly pushing what worries there were to the back of my mind. This was all until I remembered how much of an impact this event could possibly have on my life and what would be going towards it that might all be a waste πŸ™.

Fear set in and because that had been “left” to an extent I was scared I wouldn’t make it but in that same last minute (or should I say moment? Ah well, I’ve made the image for the post now πŸ˜‚), I figured out ways to cope and I’m going to share them with YOU! Of course there are more than three but in an effort to narrow it down to a less daunting list that could perhaps help & go into detail about the few I’ve chosen, I’ve done just that!

There’s a broader spectrum of nerves and today I’mma just talk about those that revolve around something you are aware is going to occur and feel at the last minute. You might think: what’s gonna happen that would require last min nerves when the world we live in right now is overwhelming full stop? πŸ€”

Well what about things like trips out for essential items which must be a fearful endeavor for many, important appointments that must still go ahead, video call interviews or phone calls in general as I’ve never quite liked them to be honest πŸ˜‚. They’re like normal day level stuff brought to a whole other one because of what we’re going through. I’m aware what I’ve written won’t be a full on cure but I can remain hopeful that it’ll do something and that’s good enough for me 😌.

My goal is for this post to be straightforward and to-the-point in a calming type of way that mirrors the overall effect you unlock when you’re at ease, away on the other side of what’s causing you this stress. We’ll chat more about that at the end of the post though! πŸ™ƒ Let’s do what we can to ease last minute nerves even in the slightest, here we go:

Get ready in any way you can – If this cannot be done mentally than calm that emotion by having all the physically controllable stuff under…well…control! πŸ˜› Things like documents needed or a snack prepared so that you aren’t caught short with nothing to eat. This stuff is important with nerves at home and also when out on the day of something essential because being out in this world whilst there’s a pandemic is scary enough without having a rumbly tummy πŸ™ŒπŸ˜“. Just sanitize the life out of your hands first and you’re good to go! πŸ˜…

I tend to feel carsick nowadays, I think it’s because I went months without so much as leaving the house so when it had to happen again I’d built up a resistance to it. Being prepared for that is in some way even more significant than what I’m heading out to now that I think about it because if I can’t handle that then the latter can’t happen when it needs to πŸ˜΅πŸ€”. Having whatever helps or is essential for the levels of a situation is a step in the right direction because it allows you to gain a sense of control you wouldn’t function as well without even if you can’t immediately feel it. Tis there πŸ’ͺπŸ˜‚.

Talk about it! – Like how I’m doing now but with someone close to you is fine too I suppose πŸ™„πŸ˜‚. I’ve talked the ears off of my peeps. It brings on a sense of ease that has at times tried to wear off although moments of reprieve are better than none at all so it’s only normal that the state of nervousness can be sunk back into. It’s a gradual thing and in no way weakens the strength you have 🌱.

Other people can give you a perspective you had not seen on the matter and put your mind at rest about what is to come which is not to be overlooked. In the past I’ve always been quick to jump into “distraction-mode” in order to help people with what they’re going through but lately I’ve realized it’s far better to actually address what’s going on by way of talking about it before thinking of things that could possibly draw attention to a more positive subject πŸ’«. Otherwise you just end back at the beginning without having addressed the “issue”. It’s all a learning curve especially during lockdown.

Another way of letting out those emotions aside from talking about it is by writing it down because an inner perspective could show itself and be like a second person! If you like what you hear then by all means take it on board (I’m adding this to that last point instead of on its own because it’s all about letting it out 🌊).

Deep down we’re all wise owls πŸ¦‰. Others can appear to be that way on the surface in order to be a shoulder to cry on but you never know, they could relate and have been down a similar journey gathering nuggets of wisdom you need to hear. You should try not to let the guilt of being a burden make you think that even though they’re facing their own things you should keep yours inside. That’s the wrong way of looking at it and doesn’t take away from the fact that we’re all in it together and they probably want to help you just like you would with them πŸ’«.

Know that it’s okay to try take your mind off it – I’d get upset if listening to music or a podcast took my mind off the subject because then I’d return to it all like “ooh I’ve got that to deal with, why did I just waste time? 😐” but it’s NOT a waste of time because it drew my mind away from the worry and that’s not always possible so it should be appreciated!

Healthy distractions are good because away from what’s bothering you, life does go on. It can feel like it’s all that matters and even though it does matter, so do other things. It’s like remaining partly grounded if only for 3 minutes because after all is said and done it’s where you’re going back to anyway πŸƒ.

Onto the aftermath I mentioned way above and kinda just now! That awe-inspiring feeling with more than an ounce of confusion when what has been built up to become a nerve-wracking event in your mind is suddenly over. The relief that washes over you as you start to question why those nerves were there at all. It’s one of those moments in time that you kind of know is at the other side of those worries and yet it doesn’t go the full way in erasing them. You may be thinking that it won’t turn out well and get to that stage but being a pessimist doesn’t always (if at all) pan out well. Me? I’mma realistic optimist πŸ˜‚.

The cycle might continue afterwards with another day and another thing for the mind to wonder and go wandering about but I just want to acknowledge how important it can be to notice the power that the space in-between holds ✨🏞️. It’s a victory that shouts in a nice way that you got through whatever it was that harnessed those last minute nerves. Sometimes I find strength in knowing that I’ll reach the point of reminiscent rest and that truly helps alongside knowing that whatever it is, will pass πŸ™Œ (I could be being overly optimistic here depending on the situation but I think if that can be done then by all means I’mma go towards it in a realistic fashion! πŸ˜‚).

And we’ve reached the end. As always thank you for reading! (I shouldn’t assume you’ve been here before but there you go πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚). I appreciate that you’ve taken time out of your day to do be here and I strongly hope you’re able to come away with something from this ✨. Please share your thoughts following on from it and any other tips you have in the comments below πŸ’Œ. I hope you have a lovely day and I’ll see you soon! βš‘πŸ’•

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