Feeling nervous, stressful, or anxious is very natural. We have all been there. Right before a big occasion – whether it be a competition, date, or interview – we have all felt a sense of uneasiness.
Thousands of years ago, when humans didn’t understand the world, it was the built-in fear of the unknown that helped us survive. This fear response was wired into our nervous system because if we were too fearless we would die. We might have attacked a wild animal that was far more powerful than us, or we might have eaten an unfamiliar food and fell ill.