What’s with all that nervous energy?
I absolutely hate feeling nervous. I’m sure everyone can agree to that sentiment, actually.
Being nervous — no matter what it’s about — is one of the worst feelings for me.
I’ve never been able to deal with the knots in the stomach or feelings like my thoughts are all over the place because I’m never really sure how to calm myself down in those situations.
And if you’re anything like me, then you know that just telling yourself not to be nervous doesn’t actually work.
In fact,because then you’re just sitting there telling yourself to calm down or taking deep breaths.
I mean, sometimes that helps, but certainly not always. I know that it always helps me to just completely preoccupy myself with something else besides whatever is making me nervous because chances are, I’ll just overthink the whole thing and make it worse for myself.
Everyone deals with nervous energy differently..
Sometimes, it’s all about your professional life, like making sure you get that promotion or going in for an interview you really want to nail.
For others, getting nervous only comes during times in your personal life when you want to help others or impress someone new, like on a first date.
And for some people, getting nervous is just a normal part of their personality, whether they can help it or not. These people tend to overthink a lot of things and have trouble making decisions.
And when they get into that mind-racing mood, they can’t stop themselves from getting nervous and anxious; sometimes about nothing at all.
As for handling nervous energy, sometimes getting away from everything that’s making you anxious helps, but sometimes just jumping into the situation with two feet helps, too.
I know that when I feel nervous, I usually have to handle whatever it is eventually, so I might as well get it over with.
That doesn’t always work, but you get my point. You either face your fears head-on or you avoid them for as long as possible.
Keep reading to find out which zodiac signs are most to least nervous, .
1. GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini, you have some of the most nervous energy a person will ever see in a zodiac sign. Not only are you anxious almost all of the time, you’re also incredibly indecisive.
You have a hard time making decisions you’re totally happy with. People often see you either weighing pros and cons or questioning everything. This indecisiveness makes it hard for you to not be a flaky person, but that doesn’t usually cross your mind.
You’re usually just more focused on trying to weed through all of the running thoughts in your head that only make it harder for you not to be a nervous wreck all the time.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Virgo, you’re nervous energy comes from being a total worrywart all the time. When you’re not worrying about things going on in her own life, you’re worrying about things going on with your family and friends.
You want to be the person who is always there in case the people you care about need you, but you also know that’s not realistic. Being a worrier, and not being able to be there for people day and night, turns you into an overly critical person who blames yourself for everything.
You’re constantly on edge, worried that something will go wrong, which brings out the worst anxiety in you.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces, you’re often nervous because you’ve caught between two sides of your personality. On one hand, you’re incredibly fearful and anxious about many things (sometimes too many to name), and on the other hand, you’re way too trusting of people.
You believe that when you have a hard time calming your nervous energy that others can take care of you (they can’t, not always). Pisces, your neurotic behavior isn’t always apparent in the way you’d recognize anxiety in any other situation.
You often mask it as an overload of emotions. But when someone sees you crying or shutting yourself away from your friends and family, you‘r usually dealing with anxiety and
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
Libra, you like many other signs, have a hard time making decisions. Of course, your problem lies in the fact that you’re always so unsure of the decisions you’ve already made (not before you make them).
Even after deciding something that isn’t such a big deal, you tend to run through a bunch of scenarios in your head, making sure that everything will go smoothly.
Libra, you also tend to avoid confrontation and conflict. That means that even if the decision you’ve made doesn’t go well, you won’t be there to pick up the pieces. You get far too nervous about the consequences to want to handle your problems like an adult.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer, your moodiness isn’t something that surprises anyone anymore, but that doesn’t mean you don’t still feel moody almost all the time.
Like some other signs, you try to hide some of your emotions (like nervousness) by displaying other emotions (like cautiousness). But, of course, anyone who knows you also knows that you’re often hiding how you really feel.
Cancer, you’re also pretty insecure, which is why you hide how you’re truly feeling. You don’t want people to know that you has trouble trusting herself (as well as other people), so you mask your nervousness for cautiousness or thoughtfulness until you figure it out.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius, you have a thing about trying to be everything to everyone, which often just blows up in your face. But even then, you try your hardest to be there for people who need you, as well as try to squeeze in some time for yourself.
Of course, being a people-pleaser often means you have to sacrifice your own needs. Aquarius puts a lot of stress on yourself to be there for the people who need you even if they can take care of themselves.
When you realize you can’t always be there to help, you get very moody and nervous, worried that you’re totally useless to the people you love.
CAPRICORN (December 20 – January 19)
Capricorn, you have some of the highest expectations for life than any other sign. You spend a ton of time working up to your successes and, when you fail (you can’t win them all, you know), you beat yourself up for not planning better.
Of course, while you do bounce back from failure pretty quickly, you still get nervous that you aren’t going to succeed the second time around.
When you get especially nervous, you tend to expect the worst. Sure, you‘ll dust yourself off and try again, but not without a little hesitation.
You put a lot of pressure on yourself to achieve your goals and, when you realize it’s harder than you think, you panic.
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Aries, you’re incredibly moody about most things. Whether it’s about her personal life or professional life, you always have some kind of negative emotion when things don’t go your way.
Speaking of go, Aries is also always on the go, which means you doesn’t really have time to slow down and enjoy the present. And when you’re rushing through life, you can sometimes feel anxious.
Aries, you’re anxiety usually stems from the fact that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything you want. You have a very busy schedule and slowing down isn’t part of it. You’re also super impatient about being an on-the-go girl boss, which only fuels your anxiousness.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio, you’re a lot more sensitive than people realize. In fact, you can deal with nervousness just as much as everyone else can, but maybe just not as often.
You tend to be secretive not only to other people, but also about how you really feel. You‘d rather keep to yourself that you’re nervous rather than open up about it — talking about it makes it real for you.
Scorpio,you’re is also incredibly distrusting of people you’re not close with. So when you keep your true emotions a secret, it’s just because you want to make sure that the person you do open up to won’t make you feel weird about it.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 19)
Sagittarius, you’re is one of the most impatient people a person could ever meet. You’re always expecting things from people, always on the go, and always looking for people and things that won’t waste your time but one thing you really aren’t is nervous.
You are a very confident person who believes in yourself to make the right decisions that nervousness never really crosses your mind. Sagittarius, you also don’t like to be the person to dwell on the past.
You may regret some things you’ve done, but it doesn’t make sense to get anxious over any of it. You’d rather look towards the future, or better yet, have fun in the present, anxiety-free.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus, you don’t really ever get nervous, simply because of the fact that you’re too stubborn to let yourself feel nervous.
Whenever you have to go through a situation where any other person would be nervous (like a big interview), you just reminds yourself that this is something you really want and don’t let any kind of nervousness or anxiety stop you.
In addition to being so stubborn that not even nervousness can get to you, you also know that nervousness, like any other emotion, is not permanent.
You’ll try to be grownup about dealing with your emotions, which means not letting yourself give into negative ones that’ll mess with you.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Leo, you’re is wayyy too confident in yourself to really ever feel nervous about things. You know that the only things that could make you feel anxious or worried are the things you really want in life — like that promotion at work.
But if you’re confident in yourself, then that feeling of being your own support is stronger than anything a little nervousness can do. A Leo can also be pretty inflexible and stubborn, which means, like a few other signs, you don’t like to let yourself get nervous.
You would much rather be known as the tough girl who can handle anything without backing down, which means not letting nervous energy get the best of you.
Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She’s passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a book in the future.