Have you ever been in a conversation with someone… maybe a hot guy or a hot girl… or maybe someone way out of your league, at least in YOUR opinion. So your hand start to sweat or you start to twitch…or if you’re super nervous you start to shiver…
Maybe you’re at an interview and the dude interviewing you is somehow super intimidating or you really want the job…
This is how you feel… regardless of what you actually look like:
We’ve all been there. I once got so nervous I started shivering and I was like oh no, they can’t see me like this.
Nothing says confidence like shivering from nerves! Nooooooooot!!
So… I did this little trick.
I sat up straight and leaned over. I put my hands together in front of me. Luckily there was a table so this didn’t look so awkward.
It was something like the little hands in this, but with one hand more into the other and it formed a “circle” in the middle.
The circle is formed when your index and thumb come together and touch the fleshy part between your thumb and index finger.
That’s where the magic happens. You take that pose just a little lower and voila, you pinch that little fleshy part and your nerves will go away because now you’re focusing on the “pain” you’re causing to that fleshy part.
If you pinch it now, you can feel how “intense” it can get the more you pinch.
Imagine a loose version of this..
It should look relaxed, like your hands just happen to lie that way. Not aggro like the real hand over fist and not clasping like you’re about to die. If I had four hands I would be able to take a photo for you but until that miracle happens, I hope I have described it enough so you get what I’m trying to say.
Now if you’re standing and can’t really do this, there’s the hand in pocket pinch your leg method or if you have a worry stone, you can use that instead.
The point is to distract yourself from the nerves to feel something OTHER than nerves.
Try it. Let me know if it works out for you too! 😀