HOW TO CONFRONT YOUR FEARS [MENTAL HEALTH]
Some people deal with performance anxiety through avoidance . You may hapitually procrastinate and put your work off to the last minute. This allows you to protect yourself from the anxiety for as long as possible. In addition, you may reason that if you don’t really hustle and do your best, you won’t feel like a complete failure if you do a bad job. You can tell yourself , ” I didn’t really try , but if I had tried, I’d be the greatest.”
People with performance anxiety may procrastinate for another reason. They have the misconception that they can’t concentrate or perform effectively when they feel nevous. If you believe you can’t function, you will probably give up and stop functioning . Then you’ll conclude that you were tight: you’ll think you really couldn’t function. But this is just a self-fulfilling prophecy.