A new study shows that changing the perspective on your anxiousness can help you relax. Instead of viewing it as nervousness, think of your anxiety as excitement, which works better than only telling yourself to calm down. In other words, embrace it.

Dnews, the Youtube arm of Discovery, breaks it down into what that means and how to make it work for you.

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  • http://www.scoop.it/t/daily-clippings/p/4014168267/2014/01/14/feeling-anxious-don-t-try-to-calm-down-get-excited Feeling Anxious? Don’t Try to Calm Down, ...

    […] Your new mantra: I am excited!  […]

  • Sarah Peterson

    I JUST watched a TED talk about a similar topic: http://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend.html

    ^ Super fascinating stuff!

  • http://panoramageek.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/esta-ansioso-nao-queira-ficar-calmo-anime-se/ Está ansioso? Não queira ficar calmo… anime-se! « Panorama Geek

    […] era encarar o estresse de uma forma mais positiva. Nesta mesma linha foi divulgado recentemente um estudo sobre a ansiedade, que constatou que a melhor maneira de lidar com ela não é ficar mais calmo, mas sim mais […]

  • ruthenium66

    I used this technique passionately when unexpectedly invited to perform with one of the most successful writers in my genre…it works!

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