For many of us, anxiety is a bad word—especially in work situations when we want to prove our best selves. We all have been exposed to its gripping hand at one point or another. Scientists tell us that it is a disorder, which can reach within our souls and rob us of the chance to perform at our full potential. It’s linked to nervousness and irritability, to the inability to enjoy challenges or to fully reveal our skills and talents.
All the above, served with a side of an upset stomach, sweating, difficulty breathing, dizziness or inability to sleep, to name just few of the symptoms. It’s a sensation that can often make us feel as if we have a thousand spiders crawling down our spine. And that, more often than not, we will fail and will have to live with the embarrassment. Simply put, performance jitters are not something that can be ignored, as they can cast a shadow on many of the opportunities to advance in our careers.