Frozen with Ice fear
Eek. So it’s my big day on Dancing On Ice. Tonight, after weeks of training, I will be performing my solo number in front of millions of viewers.
The thought of it makes me want to be sick on my skates. I am not a performer, a dancer or even an entertainer – but I have to become all those things for a minute and a half tonight.
My skating partner Mark told me the scariest bit is coming out to the lights, cameras, audience, judges and noise. I’ll be like a rabbit in the headlights. A rabbit in sequins on skates in the headlights.
So lucky for me, this week on TalkRadio, I met psychotherapist Owen O’Kane, who has written a book called Ten to Zen to help switch off anxious bits in your brain.
He says we spend 10 minutes each day eating breakfast, 10 minutes looking at Facebook, 10 minutes in the shower (I should be so lucky in my house) but no time soothing our minds.
And if we spent 10 minutes a day refocusing our brains, we’d feel better in our own skin. Or skates. I wonder how much sauvignon blanc I could knock back in ten minutes?
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