Being shy is a common trait that most people face growing up.In fact most of us who appear big and brave have one or two things
that make us nervous from time to time.Atleast 9 out of 10 people are shown to be shy to some extent when put in certain situations where they feel vulnerable and unable to function as they normally would in an average setting.
This however is a normal phase that we go through growing up in a society full of expectations and we subconciously feel like we are obligated to exceed these expectations.This makes us overthink most if not all decisions socially making it extremely awkward to flawlessly complete most tasks while being observed or pressured.
Here are 5 ways to overcome being shy
1. Don’t think of yourself as a shy person
The first thing that defines who we are is what we label or think of ourself.Thoughts often create our reality so basically you should be thinking quite the opposite of what you don’t want.
2. Know your strengths
Make a list of all your positive qualities–enlist a friend or family member to help if you need to–and read or recite it when you’re feeling insecure. Let it remind you how much you have to offer.
3. Change your tone/body language
If you normally feel shy around certain people and it usually shows when you rub your hands or blush then do practice changing your posture by example,thinking of a happy thought and smiling.
4. Face it head on
There really is no way around it.If you feel uncomfortable in any situation the best thing to do is face it and the fear will go away.
5. Don’t tell
It honestly only makes things worse.There’s no need to advertise your shyness. Those who are close to you already know, and others may never even have an opportunity to notice. It’s not as visible as you probably think.