Hey guys, so this week I’m writing on a Friday instead of a Thursday, soon it will be pretty clear why I have. But for the time being I want to talk about obstacles, about how they get in the way and how to overcome them. Hope this helps at least one person.
So if you know me, you will know that I love listening to public speakers, especially when its something inspiring that they are talking about. I just love listening to them, I don’t know what it is, I just do. I wouldn’t mind speaking in front of people if it was something I wanted to speak about, something I was passionate about. But if it’s not and its a school protect or something then I really do struggle to talk in front of people, especially people I don’t know.
Today I had to speak in front of a class for a school project, it was something that I HAD to do, ever since being told that I had to do it I was so nervous, it wasn’t something that I would have the option not to do. I’m not speaking as if a lot of people weren’t nervous cause so many people were, but I didn’t know how I would handle it. I would say I’m quite shy, if you don’t know me personally, I come across as shy, that’s what I have been told anyway.
An hour before I had to speak in front of this class, I started to panic, my friend that was doing it with me started to notice and tried to make me feel better about it. I got a lot of text messages reminding me to breathe. As I have said before, when I start to panic I forget to breath which is really weird considering its something that you have to do in life, I just forget how to do it. Don’t ask me how because I don’t know how.
Nervous was an understatement, as we stood at the front of the class, I wanted to do my best as it wouldn’t just affect me, it would affect one of my best friends as well. I rushed through talking about the first thing, I know I did because she looked at me and asked me if I was okay. I tend to do that, if I’m panicking with public speaking I rush through it… But the second time, when it was my time to speak again I got through it and as it went on I felt a little tiny bit more comfortable.
Its nerve-racking, speaking in front of people but I done it and I felt better afterwards. An hour or two after I had done the public speaking I felt better about it, kind of proud of myself. Not going to lie, I think I done well for how nervous I was. We did well.
I feel like I have kind of overcome an obstacle, hence the title of this post. I mean, if I had to do it again, then yes, I would still be nervous but I guess it really does take practice to eventually, 100% overcome obstacles like this.
Obstacles – A thing that blocks one’s way or prevents or hinders progress.
Obstacles can really set a person back with what they want to accomplish, so in this blog post I’m going to share 5 of my main tips that I use.
BREATHE - Make sure to take deep breaths, it helps calm the nerves
Don't ever give up!
Focus on the positives instead of the negatives...
Talk to someone - tell them how you feel, they may be able to help
Stay motivated to overcome your obstacle
Okay… So here it is, I hope this has helped at least one person, that is the goal. That’s it for this blog post, it took me a long time to write this one but here it is – posted a little later than I planned but here it is! Thank you for taking the time to read this. There will be a new blog post up next Thursday as usual! Have hope, stay strong, keep smiling and have a great week! Remember not to settle for any less than you deserve! Much love – Alison xx