Performance anxiety can prevent you from doing what you enjoy and can affect your career. Worst of all, performance anxiety can negatively affect your self-esteem and self-confidence. Although it may be impossible to totally overcome performance anxiety, there are many things you can do to control your emotions and reduce anxiety.
- An anxiety or panic attack lasts three to 10 minutes. It’s crucial to not try to calm yourself down and instead focus on doing something else to tide through that time. Walking helps as does taking deep breaths.
- Ensure you have an alternative creative outlet. Start expanding the scope of your work so that you don’t feel stifled and some other passion can give you a sense of joy.
- Having reminders of your own past performances, any positive feedback from people, even on social media, helps.
- Get some fresh air. Don’t smoke when anxious.
- Do not drink alcohol and maintain a healthy lifestyle
While mental health issues have plagued artists since time beginning, it is refreshing to see how such announcements are being socially accepted and fans and patrons are even willing to help.
Parekh & Singh’s revelation can encourage artists to come forward with their struggles and even improve the conditions for the industry that is taxing on the talent involved.