Turn Anxiety into Excitement

These three words could fundamentally change your life:

I am excited.

Some new research shows that this could really, really help you and your anxiety when it comes to new things (or things that really scare you like public speaking):

The participants were then told to either say “I am anxious,” “I am excited,” or nothing before they broke into song. The “excited” participants not only felt more excited, and they also sang better, according to a computerized measurement of volume and pitch. Their on-and-on-and-ons were just more, well, on—perhaps because the participants themselves were.

Here’s a 3-minute video that breaks it down as well:

Very cool. I’ve been trying this on myself as well as sharing this with my kids as well. It’s another experiment that we’re doing like our “Daily Failures” in the evening.


Also published on Medium.