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Feel Good Friday: What is Nervousness?
This story starts out a bit sad but I promise it gets better! Priscilla Drobes, a stay at home mother from New York was on Jeopardy in January but had a really hard time. It was clear that her nerves were getting in the way. Unfortunately, she didn’t make it to the final Jeopardy round.
Here’s where the story gets good! After her episode aired she was met with encouraging messages from all over the world. One Twitter user, and former Jeopardy contestant, sent her this encouraging message:
“Priscilla, when I was on Jeopardy 30 years ago and finishing in last place, Alex Trebec told me the fact that I just made it onto the stage was proof that I was a Jeopardy champion. Tens, if not hundreds try. You made it! Well done.”
That message really resonated with me because too often we wait until we are at the finish line to celebrate. We ignore all of the little steps it took us to get there, if we don’t meet our big goal we don’t celebrate at all. This is a great reminder to cut yourself some slack and celebrate the small wins!
The idea of Feel Good Fridays started because we believe the simple things that bring a smile to our face, are some of the best things. Smiling and laughing have been proven to reduce stress in our lives! When we smile or laugh it releases neurotransmitters in our brain called endorphins, which are in charge of making us happy and helping to relieve stress.
Kathryn is a recent MSW graduate currently trying to #adult. She is a former mindyourmind staff and continues to work in the youth & community development sectors. In her spare time, she is a proud plant parent, home chef and avid volunteer.
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