A lot of people think that you are born shy, and there is nothing you can do about it. You’re wrong! Being shy is a complete mindset. No one was destined to be shy and no one was destined to be outgoing. Do you wish you weren’t so shy? You don’t have to be! Follow these tips and you’ll be well on your way to becoming more outgoing.
What Makes You Shy?
The first thing you have to do when overcoming something is to understand it. What makes you shy? Really think it through. Are you afraid of what people will think of you? Is it because you are afraid once you start talking you won’t be able to stop? Once you know what causes your shyness, it’ll be easier for you to change your view on things and overcome it.
Boost Your Confidence
A lot of times people are shy because they are afraid of what people will think of them. The world is a very busy place, and life is too short for you to be worried about what other people are thinking. Chances are, people are more concerned about themselves than they are about what you are doing. Be happy with who you are! Once you are, you won’t mind as much about what others think. This way, you’ll be more likely to speak your mind and become a little more outgoing.
Take A Chance
Wake up one day and decide you are going to talk to someone you’ve never really talked to before. Even if it’s only a question on the homework you’ve had or something that’s recently happened, it’s still a step in progress! Once you open up a few times you’ll realize it’s not as bad as you had made it out to be. The world is filled with generally good people, they aren’t going to make fun of you or pick on you. If you do happen to meet a rotten seed, don’t let it bother you. Every person is different.
If you keep telling yourself you are shy person, then that is what you will be. Being shy is all in your head. It’s up to you to decide when you aren’t going to be shy anymore. I’ve gone in and out of shyness throughout my life, and once I realized that I don’t have to be shy if I don’t want to be, it was so much easier for me to speak out!
While for some people it can happen fairly quickly, it all depends on the person. Don’t be discouraged! Once you put yourself out there and start to see a little progress, it’ll be enough to keep you going and never turn back.