Monday, October 12, 2015

Day 12: The Jitters

This post is part of a 31-day series.

We've discussed various fears that may plague our mornings, but I've noticed one more cause of anxiety, which we may simply call the jitters.

Jitters are typically felt by performers backstage just before the curtain rises, or by a runner when they're tensed, waiting for the starting gun to go off for the race.  The sensation is just like worry, but it's not actually fear of anything--just an overload of adrenaline, ready to go.

I've wondered if this is what they mean by "brain chemistry imbalance"--the Olympian about to take the world stage has reason for jitters; me facing a mundane day at home caring for my home and family, not so much.

Normal or no, my adrenaline can surge with the best of them.

Recognizing this is important because if there's anything that will make it worse, it's introspective soul-searching.  Really what's needed is to get up and get going.  If you can make an early-morning workout happen, all the better.

Next:  The Fear Transfer

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