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  3 August 2015
  Dr. Paul Koeck
  Anxiety

Performance anxiety seems to be becoming more and more common. Performance anxiety is a type of anxiety, where you are afraid of failure. Wat many people do not know, however, is that there are different types of performance anxiety. For example, not everyone who has performance anxiety is afraid of failing at school tasks. There also is a type of performance anxiety where one is afraid of failing tasks where one is expected to use motor skills, for example.
Tips for performance anxiety are very welcome for people with performance anxiety. Oftentimes you find tips for performance anxiety in treatment, coming from:

  • A psychologist
  • A training at school
  • In guidance via the CLB

Tips for performance anxiety are often difficult to find on the internet. In this article we want to provide you with some simple tips for performance anxiety, which can help you to take the first steps toward dealing with performance anxiety.

Tips for performance anxiety? Take care of your self-esteem!

Improving your self-esteem is one of the best tips for performance anxiety. People with performance anxiety namely often experience this performance anxiety because they doubt or do not believe in their own capacities. You constantly think that you are going to fail and the anxiety takes over that situation as a result thereof. You can thus treat your performance anxiety by improving your self-esteem. To do so, there are certain programs which you can follow. THe online self-help program by 15 Minutes 4 Me, for example, can guide you in this. It helps you to once again believe in your own capacities and to thus treat performance anxiety at its cause.

Tips for performance anxiety? Reduce the pressure!

The pressure which you experience is something which you should reduce for this one of the tips for performance anxiety to work. This focuses on treating the causes of performance anxiety. If you experience performance anxiety, you experience a large pressure at most times, too. You must perform, you must succeed;… In short, the pressure to succeed is so large that it can cause anxiety. In this, too, the online program can help you. It is namely useful to look at the pressure which you experience in a different way, so that you can let go of this pressure and consequently improve your own performances.

Tips for performance anxiety? Take the anxiety test!

Would you like to know if you are eventually experiencing symptoms of performance anxiety? Then take the free anxiety test here. This test will let you know which anxiety symptoms you eventually experience and can help you to select a suitable type of treatment.

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