If you feel worried about your viva, what do you need to do to lessen the worry?
If you feel nervous about questions from your examiners, what do you need to do to feel better?
If you feel unsure about the process, what do you need to do to find out more?
If you feel happy thinking about the end of your PhD, what do you need to do to get there in a good state?
If you feel confident about meeting your examiners, what do you need to do to keep hold of that feeling?
It’s that simple when it comes to the viva and how you feel. The difficulty is that everyone is different, both as people and researchers: the next step for one person to lessen their worries might not be helpful to another.
How do you feel about your viva? What could you do to feel better? What will you do to feel better?