Andy's Guide to Relationships- A Different Point of View... Guide 3
Sweaty palms, butterflies in the stomach and a tight chest? And these are just the physical signs!
There’s the self-applied pressure of this could be the one. There’s the anxiety of not knowing if they will like us... am I funny/interesting/adventurous/smart enough? There’s the anxiety of not knowing if we will like them! All in all, it’s a veritable feast of neurosis which, depending on our character and habitual tendencies, can start an hour, a day, or even a week before. If we’re lucky, the symptoms will be quite mild and experienced as nothing but excitement. If we’re not so lucky, then it can feel as though we might just collapse out of sheer terror!
Funnily enough though, it has much less to do with luck than we may think. Science has shown how training the mind can reduce the intensity of emotion by more than 50%, as well as increasing confidence in highly pressurised situations. You know... just in case you need any encouragement!