How to Give Yourself a Pep-Talk!
Step one: take a few deep breaths
Step two: stand with strong posture directly facing the mirror
Step three: look yourself in the eyes
Step four: smile
Step five: say three positive affirmations to yourself out loud.
Here is a real life example of a pep talk I would give myself before an exam during grad school.
“Kelsey, you are smart and hard working. You’ve spent plenty of time on this material to successfully pass this test. Trust that you know the information and go with your gut when selecting an answer. You will pass!”
Without fail, I would leave my home feeling more prepared and less anxious for anything that could be thrown at me.
Next time you’re feeling nervous or stressed try saying a few key phrases to get yourself focused on a positive end result. You may be surprised at the impact this can have!
Miss International 2017