Overcoming shyness


When I was younger I used to be painfully shy. I distinctly remember hiding when new people came over the house and feeling a genuine sense of anxiety and fear. As a teenager, my shyness  got so bad that I could not even order a pizza without  stumbling over my words and feeling embarrassment.  I almost never looked anyone in the eye.  Even today I still feel anxious when I meet new people . Over the years I have learned certain coping skills and here is a short  list of what has helped me.  I realize there is no quick fix but if you take the time to think about each of these and try to apply them in your life it may help. I highlighted the ones that have helped me the most. 

  1. Love yourself
  2. Have a positive attitude
  3. Take a genuine interest in other people
  4. Help others
  5. Meditate
  6. Take risks
  7. Don’t be so hard on yourself
  8. Be honest with yourself
  9. Relax

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