Turn Anxiety Into Excitement

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Can Three Words Turn Anxiety Into Success?
by Olga Khazan (@olgakhazan)

Key Takeaway: Anxiety and excitement are both aroused emotions. It is not unusual to be anxious when facing a daunting new task. But it’s possible to turning this negative (anxiety) into a positive (excitement) using “anxiety reappraisal”.

Tips & Tricks:
How can you turn anxiety into excitement?

  1. Amp yourself up. Rather than telling yourself to calm down, get excited. Repeatedly tell yourself “I am excited”.
  2. Create an ‘opportunity mindset’ by focusing on the positive outcomes of a doing the task well.
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