Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. The first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous. Anxiety is learned, and whatever we’ve learned, can be unlearned and replaced with respect for the purpose of the test, and for yourself for taking on the challenge. Instead of sleepless nights and loss of (or increase in) appetite, your physical self can be a strong foundation for your mental self. Imagine you have a Big job interview coming up, and it's got you in knots. So "you spend a little more time getting dressed or rehearsing what you're going to say, "You've got an appointment with the divorce lawyer, so you do more homework. That kind of anxiety can motivate you to do better. It helps you protect yourself."
But as we know too well, sometimes it doesn't take a specific threat -- only the possibility of crisis -- to send humans into anxiety mode. "The difficulty comes in learning to tone down that automatic response -- to think, 'How serious is the danger? How likely is the threat?
Imagine going to that job interview or taking that test feeling confident that you are moving to the next level in your life, and that you are going to answer all the questions in the best possible way and mean it with confidence. You say to yourself "This isn't as bad as I thought it would be"
walking away thinking I really did well. Whatever happens, I know I did my best.