124 N16 Negative Emotion – Nervous



Easily agitated or alarmed; tending to be anxious; highly strung, apprehensive

Practical Tips

  1. Focus on what you want to achieve in this situation, setting intentions can build up your confidence and alievate nerves.
  2. Turn that nervousness into excitement, it has a more positive effect.
  3. Know that if you address whatever it is you are nervous about, you grow as a person, making you stronger.
  4. Be aware that nervousness is not just isolated to you, everyone experiences it, so fake it, til you make it!

Beliefs and Affirmations

I am able to control my nerves, instead of them controlling me.


(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will allow myself to feel………………………..Nervous, is when I know a certain amount of nerves keep me on my toes.

Example Challenges

I’ve got to go and complain because the new TV I bought arrived with a cracked screen and I’m not very good at complaining.  (DC008)

I have a Doctor’s appointment with a new Doctor and I’m feeling anxious about it. (DC069)


“Nerves provide me with energy… It’s when I don’t have them, when I feel at ease, that’s when I get worried.”

– Mike Nichols