It’s the night before an important event: a big exam, a major presentation, your wedding. How do you calm your nerves in preparation for the big day?
Well not having had to prepare for a wedding ever in my life (other than ofcourse attending my sister’s and cousin’s weddings) I can only answer for the other two. I wish I had done more for preparing for exams but that’s water under the bridge now. As for major meetings and or presentations for work I just follow a few steps.
I used to try and get plenty of sleep but awake early just so I am not in a rush to get ready to leave. I keep my clothes ironed and ready to go the previous evening. And I try to arrive early so that I am not sweating and can relax in the office for a while, preferably in a cool place, well before the time of the meeting. Same goes for interviews as well. I try and listen to rock anthems the previous night as well as just before leaving for the meeting /presentation / interview, which helps pump me up and keep me in fighting spirits.
I try not to eat too much and avoid heavy food. I try to drink cool water and keep a clean hanky ready with me. And I keep some chewing gum or mints with me.
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