You are all set to perform in front of audiences and you suddenly freeze. The phenomenon is called pre-performance nerves or is commonly called stage fright. It is common for artists before the performance. So, having pre-performance jitters is perfectly normal, but it doesn’t have to hold you back or affect your performance at all
Here are some solid tips to get that confidence back and rock the stage
Nerves are not always bad- It is quite normal to feel those butterflies before the performance, but it is important to understand that that should not be negative every time. It can be beneficial as well. These nerves help release the adrenalin rush that can act as a booster to make the act more dynamic.
Don’t cross the line
There is a fine line between stretching before the performance and over practicing. The latter tires you out. Never do that before the D-day. Relax your body, eat good food, and give this body a rest. Now nail it on the stage.
Figure it out
Figure out the reasons for that boiling nerve. If you’re nervous about the step that can go wrong. Practice it in your mind. self-motivation can come to the rescue. Tell your brain that “all is well” because you’ve been practicing hard for it and you’ve got. And all those sleepless have led to this day and you’ve earned it. That it’s your moment and no one can take that from you. You’ve got it. Now go and kill it!
It’s like finding a quiet place to revise before the examination. No one wants to be outside that examination hall with all those scary whispers that make you want to just run away. Find a quiet place, away from the chaos where you can lay down for a quick nap or just breathe and relax.