What do the scriptures say on how to tremendously calm oneself down when one is faced with exiting his comfort zone? As long as I can remember, I've always became quite nervous with uncomfortable feelings whenever it was time to leave the comfort behind and jump into the cold. Unfortunately it affects my thinking process, my appetite, and my behaviours in general. I hate being a nervous wreck and I'd rather be calm when the storm hits.

What advice can Jewish sources give me on that particular issue?

  • Do you want Jewish sources or specifically scripture? (I’d go with the former) – Dr. Shmuel Dec 19 '18 at 13:24
  • How early of Jewish sources are you looking for? – DonielF Dec 19 '18 at 13:26
  • Jewish sources in general in that case, I guess. Anything that can help me to get my 'stuff' together and stop acting up. The feeling of nervousness truly does stupid things with my mind and my thought process is heavily disturbed, amongst other things. As a human being, it is only natural to feel some discomfort when leaving the comfort behind. But I want to ease those rather negative feelings of anxiety and nervousness. So, it doesn't matter how old that source might, or where it is written. @Dr. Shmuel and DonielF – Anonymous Dec 19 '18 at 13:37
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    @Dr. Shmuel 'gam zu le-tovah' - there is no doubt in my mind that it holds the utter truth. Judaism taught me that everything that happens in ones life, is for the best. But still, I feel like I 'underperform' when I'm under those stressful feelings. Maybe my emunah is not deep enough. But in those immediate moments where everything 'is shaken to the core', it's a bit difficult to internalize the phrase. – Anonymous Dec 19 '18 at 14:07
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    As far as preemption by affirmation goes, there are some little snippets that are commonly tacked on to the end of the amida and therefore repeated throughout the day every day by many people that encourage certain habits of calmness (e.g.). – WAF Dec 19 '18 at 14:08

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