Occasionally, something is coming up, or it’s on your radar down the road, and you for whatever reason are anticipating it, dreading it, or just feeling pent-up energy because you know what you have to do. For whatever is coming up, you have certain things that you have to check off of your list. Being a ball of nerves is tough, but it’s also something that might just be a positive:
breathing heavier than normal
when you think about what’s coming,
can quite prepare you for that approaching something…
There is something that should calm your nerves,
relax your anxiety,
and help you realize you don’t have to do the opposite of sobriety.
Has any performance or task before
that you really cared about
did well in,
come without stress, worry, and ever-growing doubt?
Grammy winners and
quake in their boots
the same way you do
for that upcoming test,
evaluation at work
something that needs to be brought up.
Nerves may not be what you look forward to
when awakening from a panic-riddled slumber
that was anything but relaxing…
But they do help you perform
that keep on surprising you.
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