Math Survival Guide: Dealing with Math Anxiety 05
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."
| Close your eyes (unless, of course, you are driving or trying to read this)|
and picture yourself in a beautiful nature setting like the beach, the mountains
or a meadow full of flowers. My favorite place is the beach and it’s my book,
so that’s where we’re going!
I want you to visualize, smell, hear and feel every part of being at the
beach. You're sitting on the warm sand with your shoes off... You can feel the
warm sand between your toes... You are looking out at the waves as they
break on the shore... Hear that soft, crashing sound of the surf… The water is
a light crystal blue and perfectly clear… Hear the sound of the seagulls... Feel
the cool breeze hitting your face... Pick up a handful of warm sand and feel it
slowly sift out between your fingers... Smell the clean, salty ocean air... This
is a safe place... No cares... No worries... Just you and the beach...
Peaceful... Relaxing... Feel the stress drain out of you as you soak up the
warmth of the sand and breathe in the cool air... Just enjoy… Stay as long as
Now that you've read it, try it yourself. Read it back through one more
time... Then, close your eyes and try it... Take the time to build what your
perfect beach would look like, smell like and feel like. (Or your perfect
meadow or your perfect mountain forest.)
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