Hey guys! Welcome back. Today I wanted to share even more about my personal journey throughout my life. I used to be extremely shy. I didn’t want to talk to anyone. I didn’t want to be noticed. I just wanted to remain unseen and unheard. But then I started college and I realized that that was no way to live. So I started making changes and working on my confidence. It wasn’t the smoothest journey, but it has been worth it. And today I wanted to share with you how I did that.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
One of the first steps to overcoming shyness is to just do whatever it is that you are keeping yourself from doing. Because you don’t just get rid of shyness. You have to work to put yourself out there and become more confident. The only real way to do that is to be afraid, but do it anyway. Let yourself live. You can’t let fear hold you back forever. I promise you will get better overtime.
By adopting this practice, I have been able to take into consideration that I am afraid in a situation, but allow myself to put my best foot forward. This method has helped me do some pretty challenging and bold things that I otherwise would not have done. This has helped me be more confident in being myself and not letting the shyness become the person I am.
Invest in yourself.
One of the best things I did to overcome my shyness is start my blog. It has allowed me to share my voice and learn my value as a person. It has shown me that I have a place in this world just like everyone else. But it has also allowed me to invest in myself. Running a successful blog full-time is not free and I have put a lot of time and money into this blog. By doing so, I have been able to overcome the shy feelings and know that I am capable of great things.
Investing in myself allowed me to train myself and figure out my strengths and weaknesses. This helped boost my confidence and gave me the ability to know that I can do things. I don’t have to hide in the shadows not wanting to be seen. Because I can be seen and heard. It has helped me feel much more comfortable with being uncomfortable and just being who I am.
I am my own worst critic. There is nothing someone could say to me that I have not told myself. So it’s important to me when I am trying to overcome fears and be less shy that I talk positively about myself. This gives me the strength to trust that everything will work out for the best, even if it doesn’t go the way I planned. I have learned that I need to acknowledge both the good and the bad.
This helps me overcome my fears and allows me to know that things will work out the way they should. It has provided me with a strategy to overcome anything that scares me and just put myself out there. There is a plan for my life and I am sure it’s not to remain hidden in the shadows. So it has taken a long time and I’m still not perfect, but I know that I never will be. But it’s all about progress, not perfection.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let us know in the comments how you work to overcome your fears. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!