Ways To Handle Event Anxiety

Let’s face it…we have all been there. The big day is approaching and our anxiety kicks into overdrive. Find tips on how to deal with it right here!

Shay M.

2/22/20231 min read

Event anxiety, also known as social anxiety or performance anxiety, is a common experience that many people face before attending social events or performing in front of an audience. Here are some tips to help you handle event anxiety:

1. Practice relaxation techniques: Deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and visualization can help reduce anxiety symptoms. Practicing these techniques regularly can help you feel calmer when you are feeling anxious.

2. Challenge negative thoughts: It's common to have negative thoughts before an event, such as "I'm going to mess up" or "Everyone will be judging me." Challenge these thoughts by asking yourself if they are really true or if there is evidence to support them.

3. Prepare ahead of time: Preparation can help reduce anxiety. Plan ahead for the event, such as what you will wear, what you will say, and what you will do. This will give you a sense of control and confidence.

4. Focus on the present moment: Instead of worrying about what could go wrong, focus on what is happening in the present moment. Use your senses to be aware of your surroundings, and focus on engaging in conversation or the activity you are participating in.

5. Use positive self-talk: Encourage yourself with positive self-talk. Remind yourself that you are capable, confident, and strong. Repeat affirmations to yourself, such as "I can do this" or "I am confident."

6. Seek professional help: If your event anxiety is impacting your daily life and you are struggling to manage it on your own, consider seeking help from a mental health professional. They can help you develop coping skills and strategies to manage your anxiety.

At Let's Groove Entertainment, our primary focus is YOU...the client. We are all-inclusive and want you to feel relaxed and in control at your event. It is our goal to equip you with the necessary tools for your event's success. Contact us today and let's get it started!