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UX Tip #87 Be proud and excited: Turning negative feeling into productive energy

When you're feeling anxious, you might feel stuck and unsure of how to feel better. You might even do things that unwittingly fuel your anxiety. For example, did you ever tuck your chin to your chest and bury your head in your notes before presentation? Or try to calm yourself down by saying “you will be fine just calm down”? If so, that might be precisely the wrong thing to do.

Instead of slumping and crossing your arms, adopt and hold an expansive posture for one minute before you step into the room can helps raise confidence and reduce stress. Also, tell yourself to get excited about the situation rather than focusing on how you’re feeling.