Big Day Ahead
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?
I’m not a last-minute fingernail biter. I don’t white-knuckle the last 24 hours before a big moment because my heart just couldn’t take it.
I planned my wedding down to the last detail, had a calendar set up just for that purpose, had deadlines for every single thing that needed to be done. My mom thought it was funny, but it sure saved everyone a lot of stress.
Tests, exams? Study all through the pre-test period. Don’t wait until the night before. That’s just dumb.
A major presentation? Well, I have to admit, I’m a ham. I actually enjoy public speaking, so this one just isn’t a problem for me. Prepare, plan, perform–and have a blast doing so.
It hasn’t always been this way. It’s a learned skill. I think, the older one grows, the calmer. Life is just too short to be wasting time in worry.