Are you shy? If so, you are far from alone. Many people in the world suffer from mild to extreme shyness and are struggling to overcome it. To overcome shyness, you’ll need to understand the circumstances that trigger your shyness, work to change your mental state and perspective regarding those circumstances, and practice putting yourself in comfortable and uncomfortable situations until you’ve worked through the worries holding you back.
UNDERSTAND YOUR SHYNESS
Shyness doesn’t necessarily equate to being introverted or not liking yourself. It simply means that for some reason you get embarrassed when the spotlight hits you.
ACCEPT YOUR SHYNESS
If you are shy then accept it and embrace it totally. One way it could be done is by saying to yourself repeatedly ‘Yes I am shy and I accept it’
DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF WITH OTHERS
The more you compare yourself to others, the more you will feel that you are not able to measure up and the more bad you will feel, which will make you shyer.
IDENTIFY YOUR SOCIAL VALUE AND STRENGTH
Just because you’re not the alpha in the room, have the most booming voice, or get the party started doesn’t mean you lack social strengths. Are you a great listener? It’s possible it’s something that’s not even occurred to you, so sit back for a second. Are you better at observing than most of those around you?