I can’t !!! Simple as that. I cannot calm my nerves or the nervous rumbling in my belly. Break out in a cold sweat. Mind goes blank and mouth goes dry. 😀 In short I become a bhigi billi as we say in Hindi, which can be loosely translated as a frightened kitten with all her hair up. So I will merge this daily prompt with a confession and declare that – I have a tremendous stage fear. There…its out… So far, it has been intuition and whatever I studied and remembered that has carried me through the day 🙂
But I’m steering away from the topic. Exams have never frightened me much. I was neither a brilliant student nor too average. I scored good. But the main reason always was that their has never been such kind of a pressure from my parents. They never said to me you have to bring so and so much percentage or forced me to choose some field which I didn’t want. Hence, there has never been nervousness regarding exams.
As to wedding 🙂 ….well I was the happiest person in my world that time…their was no place for nervousness.
Answering to the daily prompt about how do I calm the nerves, I try (doesn’t mean it happens) to ignore and not think about the big event, try to focus on something else. Sometimes it works, sometimes doesn’t 🙂