How I’m overcoming my issues with nerves and confidence one step at a time!
I thought it was about time I had some more ‘real talk’ with you guys. I’ve wrote a post before about confidence and at the time I thought I was getting a handle on the struggle I was having…it turns out I hadn’t. For those of you who are new to my blog (*Hello and Welcome*) I’m an actor and I’ve pretty much spent most of my life performing in some way or another. So I was genuinely shocked when I realised I hadn’t got my shit under control after all these years. Which has led me onto my new mission of overcoming this nonsense before it gets out of control.
I’ve always been a person that gets a bit nervous when something important is happening but the nerves have never been so bad that I can’t function. However now they are pretty much taking over me when I’m in a stressful situation like auditioning and I’m not able to perform properly or even act like myself. Sometimes I feel like I’m looking at myself from above and I’m not really there. And most importantly I’m so nervous I’m not enjoying what I’m doing which is the main reason I’ve persuade this career in the first place.
Confidence is something I’ve always struggled with in some respects. Especially when it comes to the belief in myself and what I can do. I very often let the way people treat me affect my confidence and I find it hard to understand why people like to bring others down to make themselves feel good. But thats one of my things to ignore and not let chip away at me. However I think behaviour like that mixed with my own self doubt over the years has affected me more than I wanted to admit.
So I’ve decided to invest in myself and start going to life coaching. One night after a really stressful day I realised I couldn’t figure this out on my own. And I feel so happy with my decision to speak to someone about it. I’ve worked really hard on self improvement over the last few years and I’ve really managed to conquer a lot of things but this is 1 thing I felt like I needed guidance on. Especially after spending a lot of the year trying to figure it out on my own. I don’t think this is something super serious but I feel like this is the only thing holding me back at the moment. And I’m really looking forward to overcoming it and going forward with a spring in my step.
Have you ever done life coaching? Is it something you would be interested in my talking about further down the line? And do you have any tips that help you feel more confident? As always thanks for reading 🙂 xx
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