At some point in our lives we are all shy about something. Perhaps giving a speech in front of a large crowd makes you shake in the knees. Trying to break out from that shell doesn’t miraculously transpire overnight. It takes stages, determination, and of course, the longing to change.
Follow these steps and you are on your way to overcome your shyness:
- Contemplate about the root of your shyness. Shyness doesn’t essentially associate to being reclusive or not liking yourself. It merely means that for some cause you get uncomfortable when the spotlight hits you. What triggers this symptom? Here are some likelihoods:
- Your self-image is weak- This occurs when we appraise ourselves and that voice in our heads is negative. It’s hard to stop listening to it, but at the end of the day, remember that you are in control.
- You are labeled as shy by others– At times, when we’re little, we’re shy. Unfortunately, people latch onto that and treat us as such, even when our traits grow out of it. It’s likely that others have placed you into this category and you’re trying to accommodate them. But there is wonderful news; you only have to accommodate yourself.
Whatever your motive, it’s possible to overcome. They’re all methods of thinking and thinking is the one thing you have ability to control. Just think, “Yes I can!”
- Find out your triggers. Many things may trigger your shyness. Is it meeting new people? Standing in front of a classroom? Giving a Speech? Whatever it may be, try to pinpoint the thoughts that flow through your mind just before the shyness overcomes you.
Not all situations may make you shy. When you are in a situation that makes you shy, maybe talking to someone for the first time, take a deep breath and approach the situation with confidence, then shyness won’t have a chance to creep in. Just remember that you are in control of everything.