Books About Performance Anxiety [Top 10, Update 2021]
Here you will find the best books about performance anxiety . How can you overcome your fear of failure ? For example, how can you change motor performance anxiety, where your body makes uncontrollable movements on its own? Read on for the recommendations …
The top 10 best books about Performance Anxiety
Criteria for compiling these recommended books
Our editors have carefully read as many as possible books about this subject. Then, they used the following criteria for choosing the best picks:
- The literary quality of the books.
- The amount of books sold worldwide.
- The professional reviews in newspapers.
- The expertise and experience from the author.
- The quality of the examples, knowledge and practicality
- The actuality and whether the information is useful or too old.
- Our editor’s opinions: they have read and judged the books extensively.
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1.Gritty Ninja: A Children’s Book About Dealing with Frustration and Developing Perseverance (Ninja Life Hacks)
This is our pick for any parent wanting to teach their children about perseverance. While the Gritty Ninja was not outstanding at everything, the one thing that sets him apart from the rest is his never say die attitude. A great message for kids.
2.Crush Your Test Anxiety
Our pick for anyone preparing for a test. Many people suffer from pre-test anxiety, whether that be a school exam, a college test or a driving test. This book is designed to effectively guide you past that anxiety and it does so very effectively.
3.VRx: How Virtual Therapeutics Will Revolutionize Medicine
An illuminating read for anyone who wants to learn how VR could assist them with future wellbeing needs. Our pick for any medical professionals out there who have a keen interest in this area.
4.Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Practical Solutions for Improving Your Health and Performance
We think that this book is an excellent example of taking important lessons and applying them effectively to everyday life. It is perfect for anyone looking to move past performance anxiety, as well as improving general health using mindfulness practices.
5.Girl, Stop Apologizing (Audible Exclusive Edition): A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals
Our pick for any younger women and girls who are struggling with confidence. This book is specifically designed to empower young women and propel them towards their goals in life, overcoming performance anxiety on the way! A truly inspirational read.
6.The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It
A unique take on the concept of stress and how we can actually use it to our advantage. The stress that comes along with performance anxiety also ties into the text, but there is so much more to learn from this incredibly well put together guide.
7.Permission to Feel
An incredibly well-written lesson on the mental well-being of both children and adults from an expert in the field, Marc Brackett. For anyone looking to better understand their own mental health or that of a loved one, look no further than this amazing book.
8.The Fear of Singing Breakthrough Program: Learn to Sing Even if You Think You Can’t Carry a Tune!
Our pick for any wannabe singers out there. It takes a lot of guts and courage to stand up and sing in front of people, even if you are extremely talented. This book not only teaches you how to sing, but also how to develop the confidence to give it your best, leaving performance anxiety behind!
This book is all about defeating those little doubts inside your mind. After all, you never know until you try something. Until you take the leap, it will always be a what-if. This guide is perfect for anyone who is struggling with confidence and performance anxiety when it comes to taking that leap.
10.The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
Our pick for anyone struggling with performance anxiety at work. Of course, everyone wants to perform at their best in the workplace, but sometimes doubts can creep in. This guide outlines seven key principles to remaining positive and successful at work. A fantastic read!
More good books about performance anxiety
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway – Susan Jeffers
This is one of the best books ever written about anxiety. It is not without reason that the title has become a well-known quote. The subtitle is: How to Turn Your Fear and Indecision into Confidence and Action
Read “How to Fail” – Elizabeth Day
Elizabeth Day’s How to Fail is based on her popular podcast How to Fail, a painfully honest book about the things that sometimes go terribly wrong, what you can learn from it, and how you could do better.
Solve performance anxiety? Read ‘The 10x Rule’ – Grant Cardone
When you raise your standards and go for 10x more results, performance anxiety is no longer important to you at all and you even forget it. While Grant Cardone is a true salesperson – and thus focuses on sales performance anxiety – this book will change your overall way of thinking and acting.
The Big Leap – Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level
This book will help you take the plunge. It removes your blockages such as fear of failure, so that you can chase your dreams.
Daring Greatly – Brene Brown
This is not a direct book about performance anxiety, but about something much more important: vulnerability. As you read this book, you will understand that it is actually good to do things that scare us because there is true power in them.
Fear – Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm
This book by Thich Nhat Hanh guides you through the spiritual path to dealing with performance anxiety.