So, it’s something I’ve been working on (kind of) in my life, but I can be a pretty withdrawn, almost shy, person in social situations. I do really well for the most part in one-on-one interactions, but when it comes to public speaking or even addressing a number of people in a group, I get really anxious and clam up.
I mention this because for work I had to speak to a group of approximately 30 people yesterday. I realized I wished I would have rather jumped into a jiu jitsu competition at that very moment than get up to speak. Jiu jitsu competitions in themselves are pretty stressful- but given the two stressors, there was definitely a preference of one over the other. I mean I did my presentation, and I did it pretty well, but man…talking in front of large groups of people is nerve-wracking. Which is funny, considering I did theater in high school and college.
Anyway, here’s a list of other everyday things that give me anxiety, that I would gladly avoid and jump into a jiu jitsu competition if given a chance:
-send a company wide email.
-go to a party where I don’t know anyone- like, a single soul.
er…those are really the top two I can think of at the moment. What are some situations you have to deal with and think “I would much rather jump into a jiu jitsu tournament right now.”
Let me know- otherwise, have a great day everyone!