At the most prestigious times of your life, you end up forgetting that one word which just ruins your whole presentation,
Or you just forgot that one sentence,
Or you are just unable to remember that “one word” and then you replace it with some thing else, realizing you just messed it whole up, with a “fumblish tone”!
Totally Messed Up!
The feeling of anxiety is what we all suffer from the most. And some of us get so entangled in this course of anxiety, that we end up in an extreme situations of fumbling or jumbling up with our words, with the worse of becoming totally forgetful or tong-tied!
It is important that we relax before such situations, rehearse what you have to say, take deep breaths, have a sip of water, calm your jaw and shoulder muscles and most of all relax your hands.
All of this can be a sign of some what social anxiety, nervousness or stress. Simultaneously low-esteem, negative self-thoughts and also self-depreciating thoughts can lead to such anxieties.
However, one of my friends she shared a brilliant way of getting to relax your nerves. She taught me a Dua, which spiritually helps in trying to ease hardships and bringing the best out of you! You can recite it if before speeches, interviews, meetings, social phobia, anxiety, shyness and any situation which requires the best of your speech!
The Prayer of Prophet Musa (Quran 20:25-28; Surat Taha)
رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي (25) وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي (26) وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِنْ لِسَانِي (27) يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي (28
Oh my Lord! Open my chest [i.e. remove fear from it, or fill it with Your Light]. And ease my task for me. Remove the impediment from my speech so that they may understand what I say.
May Allah Help Us, In All Good And Bad Situations Of Life!