No To Shyness. Yes to Confidence

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This article reminds me of Charlie, from the movie Perks of Being a Wallflower. A movie that highlights so well the struggles teenagers might face daily, along with the hardships faced when connecting with others. These awkward feelings are experienced by everyone. If being shy is holding you back; whether it’s from crushing a job interview, presenting your report in school, or getting a phone number from your crush, don’t be frustrated. There are a few simple steps you can take towards being your most confident self.

Here are simple steps in dealing with shyness, so let’s inhale confidence and exhale doubt.

 

1: Right Attitude

You are not alone. Every person is unique. Unique in beauty and unique in insecurities. Understand that you are not going to feel or act like everyone else all of the time. Be yourself.

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2: Don’t Spill

No need to tell everyone that you are shy. The people around you already know. Avoid labeling yourself as shy.  Don’t make it a big deal and keep it light.

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3: Be Natural

Again, be yourself! Pretending to be something you are not won’t win real friends and will only make you more uncomfortable in the long run. Impressing other people is not important and shouldn’t be your main goal.

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4: Stop Criticizing yourself

Don’t be hard on yourself. Being your own critic is sabotaging your own happiness. Love your own.

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5: Stop worrying what others think

This is easier said than done, but in order to break away from being the shy person in the room, you need to stop worrying what others think about you.

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6: Know Your Edge

Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses. You can start writing down all of your positive traits. It will help you love and accept yourself.

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7: Be Kind

Learning to accept others and focus on their positive traits will contribute to your own confidence and comfort. If we learn how to appreciate others, it will radiate goodness and spread positivity around.


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