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Posted on March 4, 2015 10:09 pm
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Trembling Hands
I have a terrible habit that I just cannot seem to conceal. When I'm nervous about just about anything my hands start to tremble. I've noticed I even do this in front of my students. Sometimes I'll just hold my hands together, but I think thats just about as bad. Any recommendations on how to deal with this?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 10, 2015 1:04 am

Getube
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I have the same issue and I try to use my hands when I talk. This way my hands are moving around and nobody realizes they are shaking.
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Solution 2
Posted March 15, 2015 7:28 pm

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Being prepared is the best advice. Definitely have a portfolio with everything labeled. I also make sure I have something in my hands at all time, or during an interview rest them "princess like" on my knee. Also- don't wear anything like fancy nail polish, bracelets, or rings that draw attention to your hands. Try to throw off the focus with a statement necklace or sharp suit.
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Solution 3
Posted March 9, 2015 9:44 pm

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If I had that habit I would most likely place my hands on my hips or behind my back. When I get nervous, my hands shake and I use this technique and it usually works!
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Solution 4
Posted March 15, 2015 6:19 pm

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I have had the same problem in the past. Something that has helped me is to bring a binder portfolio of things I KNOW I have implemented in the classroom extremely well. Not only does this boost my confidence and give me something to talk about, but it also preoccupies my interviewers so they are not just staring at me. They are flipping through my portfolio while talking. It seems to make the environment much more relaxed.
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Solution 5
Posted February 25, 2018 8:04 pm

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Understanding and being prepared as to what is to come is important to prevent this habit. I too have this problem and when it occurs I take a deep breath and slowly breath out and this usually helps me. Control your breathing to stop the trembling.
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Solution 6
Posted February 24, 2016 12:48 am

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As a theatre student, my teacher always told me to squeeze my hands tightly into fists when they are shaking. This helps the blood circulate in your hands and helps you remain in control. Give it a try!
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Solution 7
Posted March 10, 2015 2:29 am

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I had a co-worker who had trembling hands but theirs was a result of a medical condition. If it is a habit, and not a medical condition, it might be helpful to have something small to hold in your hand. When I was young, I had a small "worry stone" that was smooth to the touch that I could rub around in my hand. This is something small that does not bring attention to what you are doing that still allows your arms and hands to be in a natural state. I will also wear nail polish just so I can feel it with my other hands; this is something else that potentially blends in.
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Solution 8
Posted October 13, 2015 2:28 am

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Eating bananas or oranges is helpful. Calming and relaxing yourself beforehand is helpful too, just konw that you are prepared and you'll do great!
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Solution 9
Posted October 16, 2015 6:30 pm

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I always make sure I am holding something. For example, a data sheet or resume that I plan to share with my interviewer.
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Solution 10
Posted February 26, 2016 6:15 am

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There are stress balls that you can hold onto before you feel you're about to tremble.
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Solution 11
Posted October 17, 2016 2:23 am

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I don't think that holding your hands together is a bad thing. If you know something is going to make you nervous I would try to prepare for the situation as best as possible. If you are nervous even after being prepared, I don't think holding your hands together is a bad thing.
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Solution 12
Posted July 10, 2017 2:15 am

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Talk to your students about it, I'm sure they would appreciate it and learn from it
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Solution 13
Posted March 15, 2015 2:49 pm

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I do this when I am extremely nervous. It only happens when I have to speak in public, in front of a lot of people. My voice also cracks sometimes and it is really bothersome. I have found that practice helps, so speak in public as often as possible and take some deep breaths. The best way to do this is build in times of your speech or teaching that allow others to speak, such as answering a question you pose, to give yourself time to breath deeply and take the focus off yourself a little. Sometimes, if I am being observed by an administrator and feel myself getting nervous, I provide my students with a turn and talk opportunity to give myself a second to breath deeply and it always makes me feel much better.
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