No one likes that nauseating feeling in their stomach when they have to do something they don't want to do.


It's like you're going to vomit and pass out all at the same time. There's a different trigger for every person, something that sets off a chain reaction in their gut, telling them, "Don't do this. Walk away."

But this is life. We're forced to do things we don't like to do sometimes.

Reddit user, u/WinstonChurchillin, wanted to know what makes your knees shake and teeth chatter when they asked:

What makes you nervous no matter how many times you do it?

It's not that the nervousness you're feeling isn't warranted. Odds are there is a precedent of something going wrong in the situation you're in. But, mostly, you're just acting a little over worried.

A Drop To Nowhere

"Walking over a storm drain with my keys in my hand"

Groovy_Chainsaw

"That's how I lost my ipod. I had it in my hoodie pocket and for some reason decided to hop over the drain."

"As soon as I jumped, I saw my ipod fly out and fall in. I lost a lot of my limewire downloads that day."

mewashere1

The Bane Of All Team-Building Activities

"Let's break ourselves into small groups and…"

mayoroftheed

"And also, "Before we start, let's go around the room and say a little bit about ourselves…"

ylssa26

"The problem I have with this is I suddenly forget everything about myself."

"Favorite food? "Oh god what have I eaten ever?" Favorite movie? "I watch movies?" Hobbies? "Is sleep a hobby, did I even sleep last night?" Typically how it goes in my head."

shermanerma

With these things at least there's a very real chance for physical harm. That's can be understood, at least. No one wants to lose a finger when they're slicing ham.

Can Never Be Too Careful On The Job

"Using my table saw. Even though I am a Carpenter."

jakobrivers

The Walls Are Closing In, Except The Walls Are Giant Trucks

"Driving in between two semi trucks on the freeway. Bonus points if one or both is carrying a bunch of logs..."

"...For the record, I am very aware that this is something one should not do unless you have to. The only times this happens to me is if I am in one of the middle lanes on a 4 or 5 lane highway and semis come up on either side. In those cases, I speed up as quick as I can to pass one or the other. Always drive defensively!"

princess_mediocrity

It's Just A Big Blade Sliding By

"Using a mandoline slicer."

"Even using the safety guard I get a little queasy when I have to use it."

yourtemporaryBFF

"I sliced my thumb open once because I thought I was too good for the guard. I never ever use it without the guard now and still get too nervous to cut that far down with it."

TeamToaster2014

Then there's these situations, where you don't understand where or how the nerves started, but doing these will make you want to go curl up under a blanket and think about your life choices that led to this moment.

It's just a meeting. What could go wrong?

Po-Po Be Riding Up On You

"Drive in front of a police officer when I have no reason to be nervous."

DapperCam

"Driving past/behind/in front of a cop, I've got a clean record and I don't do anything illegal but I feel like they will pull me over anyway, and I start to panic if they continue to follow me, even when on main roads. I look back every 5 seconds to see if they turned their lights and siren on to pull me over."

"Paranoia?"

Restricted_Name

Am I Getting Fired Or What?

"When my boss goes 'can we just have a quick chat?'"

zagreus9

"Or "Come into my office when you get a chance. There's something I'd like to discuss with you."

DareWright

This Actually Feels Like An "America Only" Problem

"Calling off work"

LumosNox116

"The worst!!! It makes me so nervous I almost always just suck it up and go into work lol"

prettygirlsub

"Totally agree! If I actually manage to get through the phone call I spend the rest of the day feeling so guilty I feel worse than I would being sick at work."

Expensive_Ad_4076

I Don't Want To Look At You

"Calling someone on the phone. I'm a fairly outgoing person and I love talking to people, but I rely a lot on seeing a person's face and observing their body language, which isn't possible on the phone. Voicemails are less terrible, but I still panic a little because if I mess up while leaving a message, the other person has a freaking recording of me being really awkward. I'm so thankful texting exists."

smugmisswoodhouse

Acknowledge fear and it loses its power over you.

Somewhat.

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