If past failures and disappointments have tensed up your nerves so much so that they now affect you at every turn, then you should definitely give this article “how to calm your nerves” a read.

How To Calm Your Nerves

Alright! There’s no need to jump like Sylvester – the scaredy cat, for we are no psychopathic killer mice trying to blow you to pieces. Rather, we’re like your Porky Pig! We are here to mend together the pieces that have been broken because of the hopped up nerves every time you hear the slightest of noise, thinking that it may yet again be the sociopathic killer rodents. Is there a point to all this? Sure there is! Nobody gets consistent jittering nerves out of nowhere. It’s usually a prior experience, an unfavorable one, when things didn’t go according to how you imagined them; leading you to lose much of the confidence and belief in yourself. It’s not any good if you’re going to ditch your way out of anything that gives your nerves a high. Ask yourself if it’s fair that one or two incidents like these start dictating terms to you, affecting the rest of your routine and important activities. You’ll get a resounding “NO” for an answer. Is there a way out then? Yes there is! You just have to be a little courageous while battling those inner mice that are trying to scare you away. Continue reading and know about how to scare them away instead.
Ways To Calm Down Your Nerves
  • Every time you feel your nerves are about to mess it all up, just stop thinking at that very moment and concentrate solely on breathing. Inhale deep breaths and exhale even slowly. Feel the nerves calm down inside you!
  • The good old way of counting to ten; old because it has been used since ages and good because, obviously it works wonders. Whenever you feel the nervous energy building up inside you, just count to ten and watch it give way to loving calmness.
  • Ever heard of laughter yoga? It combines intentionally induced laughter (genuine laughter) and yogic breathing into one fun activity from where there’s no getting out. No better way to release the tension.
  • Meditating in the name of whoever you believe in is a good way of bringing in positivity, giving the hopped up nerves a much-needed break. You can also recite your favorite verses from the scripture that infuses you with a mental boost.
  • For a change, try wearing a smile on your face instead of a frown. You’ll not only see but feel the change around you and eventually inside you. Keep yourself in the vicinity of cute little smile inducing one liners or figures.
  • Grab a pen, grab a diary, grab hold of your thoughts, and now pour them all out. It’s the best way of releasing the built up emotions, thus releasing the nervousness that had held you captive to your own self.
  • Change your environment every now and then by shifting out of everything that’s been creating a chaos inside your mind and moving to a serene environment where you can put your thoughts to rest and can rejuvenate your tensed up senses.
  • Use positive affirmations. It’s a wonderful little way of inducing positivity into your system by reciting short little positive statements about your strengths and aspirations. By doing so, you’ll eventually start to visualize yourself in positive situations devoid of any negative nerves.
  • Include fresh vegetables, fruits, and drinks into your diet instead of packaged food and unhealthy aerated drinks or caffeine-laded drinks. Regular indulgence in recreation activities like exercising, walking, jogging, swimming, or cycling will definitely open the exit route for your nerves.
  • Most importantly, let go off that “trying to be in control” kind of attitude and take things the way they come. Life’s all about the journey and not about the destination. Enjoy the panoramic view till you reach your destination.
Want to know what happened to the scaredy cat? While it was running away from the situation, it suddenly thought about how brave it used to be, stopped midway, went back to the maniacal mice and ended up in chasing it out of the house. With these ways to calm your nerves, you can also chase the jitters away from inside you.

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