The Daily Prompt: Big Day Ahead. It’s the night before an important event: a big exam, a major presentation, your wedding. How do you calm your nerves in preparation for the big day?
Yes, I remember the sleepless nights before the much hyped life-changing exams. Next morning I wake up with swollen eyes and answer the question paper in a state of trance. Slowly with experience I learnt that nerves before exams and presentations depend on how well I did your home work, like how well have I assimilated the concepts etc. Once you taste success you want it more!
I am not really sure about a wedding. Only in Hollywood movies I have seen the pressure that a bride or a groom experiences before the wedding day. There were “Run Away Bride”s and “Hangover” grooms. I have seen quite a few weddings in India, but have not really seen the hyped pressure in the bride or the groom. Rather it is the families on either side that go through a lot of pressure. Of course there are exceptions. The tension was palpable in the eyes of my friends who defied their parents and married Bollywood-style.
Whatever may be the situation we should not allow nerves to get the better of ourselves. We should always remember that there will be always a new dawn. We should not think too much ahead in life. Just live and enjoy these crunch moments to the fullest.
PS: I am very much curious how Arsene Wenger is preparing for tomorrow’s match against Chelsea, especially after getting discombobulated 6-0 last season!