Episode 117: I'm Backstage, How Do I Stop My Negative Thoughts?
I was working with a group of dancers recently, and after our discussion about competition mindset, two dancers came up to me and asked, “What do I do if I’m standing backstage about to go on and the negative thoughts are just going crazy? How do I stop it?” Negative self-talk is probably one of the biggest issues that dancers talk to me about. Most dancers understand what negative self-talk is and how it’s not helpful, but they can't always stop it from happening.
In today’s quick-tip episode, I’m gonna give you one tool to stop the backstage negativity spiral. We’ll discuss how to handle backstage nerves, helpful and unhelpful self-talk, taking control of your mind and body, and how to reverse unhelpful thoughts. I’ll share a few examples of unhelpful thoughts and walk you through how to reverse them. I hope this gives you a new idea to test out!
Key Highlights –
- [1m 04s] – Backstage Nerves
- [1m 51s] – Unhelpful and Unhelpful Self-Talk
- [3m 03s] – Taking Control of Your Mind and Body
- [5m 23s] – The Tip: Reverse the Unhelpful Thought
- [6m 22s] – Examples of How to Reverse the Negative Thought
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