Making ‘Shyness’ A Thing of the Past is done by overcoming the tendency to feel awkward, worried or tense during social encounters.
“Shyness is inherently uncomfortable; introversion is not. The traits do overlap, though psychologists debate to what degree.”–Susan Cain
Have you had some difficulty coping with people or situations? Then I have some great news for you. There is absolutely no need for you to suffer from shyness any longer. There’s also no need for you to feel insecure and fear that you are being judged with every step you take.
Winning the war over shyness will take some practice, but is definitely well worth the effort and the result will be an increase of confidence and self esteem. You can begin to wake up feeling good about yourself, able to face the world with confidence and security in the knowing that no feeling of shyness can come between your way of achieving your desires.
There are hundreds of books written on the subject of how you can overcome shyness and gain confidence, but here are a few techniques that anyone can practice.
Suggestions for overcoming shyness:
1. Daily, when you arise, get in front of a mirror and say out loud “I feel terrific! I feel terrific! I feel terrific!”
Repeat this affirmation with enthusiasm at least ten times daily until it’s ingrained into your subconscious mind. This will feel a bit self conscious at first, so it’s okay to lock yourself in the bathroom. The results will amaze you.
2. Always feel good about yourself.
Do this by first looking your best. Dress up more often. This gives you an extra feeling of confidence and self esteem. On its own, just knowing that you look good will boost your confidence and reinforce with others that there are things about you that are worth getting to know.
3. Take a risk at least once a day.
Taking risks is very invigorating and helps you conquer fears. Risk taking also helps you grow in confidence and self esteem. Begin with small risks and fears and as you overcome them move onto bigger challenges. There’s nothing you cannot do. Be confident in knowing that change will only help you grow, and boost your self confidence.
4. When you are engaged in a one on one conversation, or with a larger group of people, let them know that you’re shy.
This prevents them from misreading you and they are far more likely to invite you into the conversation rather than leave you just listening and wishing you could contribute.
Many people, me included, find following a conversation in a noisy room difficult. If you are having difficulty hearing, let them know, so all can move so that you can hear. People respect honesty, and vulnerability and you will attract more honest people into your life as a result.
5. Realize that rejection is a fact of life that everyone experiences.
The fact is, is that it is rarely you that is being rejected. If you are rejected for some reason or another, don’t take it personal, learn from it. We are all different and will not agree on everything, whether it’s for a date or joining a business opportunity.
Rejection does not devalue you in any way. Accept this and know that you will get over it. Never take it personally and keep in mind that if people reject you it is because of their own likes and dislikes and not because of who you are. You are equally entitled to reject others because of your likes and dislikes.
6. Engage in activities that make you feel excited and good about yourself or start a hobby that gives you a feeling of relaxation.
This could be range from anything from gardening to dancing, Tai Chi or Karate. Take some lessons, learn or master a musical instrument or take singing lessons. Do something that excites you and makes you take a risk. Exploring things that make you feel excited is a great antidote for making “Shyness” a thing of the past..
“My first language was shy. It’s only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness.”–Al Pacino
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