Overcoming shyness can be quite simple. Shyness is a feeling of awkwardness that some people feel while approaching or when being approached by other people.
Overcoming shyness and building your self-esteem
Many people suffer from extreme shyness and are struggling to overcome it. But, with time and effort, plus a desire to change, it’s possible to break through.
If your shyness is severe, you may need a specialized help from a counselor or a therapist, but in general, most people can overcome it on their own.
Well, take your first steps in getting past shyness with these strategies that can help you overcome it.
[DON’T FIGHT YOUR FEARS]
When you fight your fears, you lose every time, so don’t try to hide them. See them, acknowledge them and let them pass through your mind.
[NEVER STOP GROWING AND LEARNING]
Don’t stop learning after you finish high school or college. Your social anxiety will have a difficult time catching up from there.
[KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS]
Make a list of all your positive qualities and read it when you’re feeling insecure. Let it remind you how much you have to offer.
[CHOOSE RELATIONSHIPS CAREFULLY]
Your choice of a friend or a partner is really important. Give your time to the people in your life who are responsive, warm, and encouraging.
Close your eyes and visualize a situation where you might be shy, and think about being confident in that situation. This is more effective if you do it often, and for different situations. It might sound silly, but it’s an effective way to develop your confidence.
[DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF WITH OTHERS]
There is no use in comparing yourself to anybody else. The more you compare yourself with others, the more intimidated you will feel.
[LIVE YOUR LIFE ONE MOMENT AT A TIME]
Shyness pushes you way into the past or future. Focus on this moment, here and now. Whenever your mind drifts, let the thinking go and refocus on the present. It’s easy to say but challenging to do.
[AVOID BULLIES AND STAND UP FOR YOURSELF]
There will always be a few people who are willing to be cruel or sarcastic, who will try to run you over and have their way. Keep a healthy distance from these people and stand up in front of them, keeping it diplomatic.
***Suffering from shyness should not keep you from the success you are seeking and deserve it, so try these simple strategies and make them work for you.