You all the know the feeling. You realize you have forgotten something important. Let’s say posting to your blog by your deadline. Just me?
For you it might be a missed call or appointment, or forgetting to move the car, but the result is the same — Momentary panic.
A jolt of adrenaline, and a entire physiological cascade the range of which can be as varied as humans themselves. The key is to recover — fix what you can, forgive yourself, and move on. Importantly, observe what you are feeling and don’t let yourself linger there. Dance it out, run it out, yell it out, or one of my favorites, shake it out. Observe the difference.
Oh, and don’t forget to breathe.
Gina Razón is the principal voice specialist at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service voice and speech studio in Boston’s Back Bay. She has over 16 years of experience both as a teacher of voice and speech, and a voraciously curious voice user. Gina has worked professionally as a classical singer for over a decade and more recently as a professional public speaker. For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit www.growvoice.com.