September 24th, 2018
The use of the word victim may sound dramatic, but in fact, you can be a victim of your own nervousness. The word victim can also mean a person who is tricked or duped, so yes, your nervousness can, in fact, trick you into thinking that you are not in control and that your nervousness is in control. That is what we call fake news. To define nervousness, let's break down the definition of nervousness first. To be nervous is to be unnaturally or acutely uneasy or apprehensive. To be nervous is to be highly excitable. Nervousness is when a person is in the state of being nervous. This basically means a person that is constantly or consistently nervous.
Now that we’ve gotten an understanding of what nervousness is, it is important to realize the term nervousness has familiar synonyms that include; anxiety, stress, worry, uneasiness, apprehension, etc. You may be familiar with one or many of those synonyms. The biggest aspect to remember is that nervousness is a state or quality of being. Similar to saying someone is anxious or stressed. There are signs of nervousness to look out for. Being aware of what the signs are, and specifically paying attention to signs of nervousness that you may be experiencing, can prevent you from becoming a victim of your own nervousness.
So how do you know if you’re a victim of your own nervousness? Well, does your nervousness interrupt your day to the point where you can not get things accomplished? Does your nervousness cause you to be irritable or have difficulty concentrating? Are you isolating yourself from friends and family due to your nervousness? These are alarming signs that you may be falling victim to your nervousness. Do not fret because you don’t have to stay victim to something that many people struggle with. It’s all about discovering the best ways to master your nervousness so that you can run your life, not the other way around.
If you’re a victim of your nervousness it is time to take your life back. No more letting your nervousness rule you, you are the boss and you are in charge!
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