If you have self conscious issues you might have this behaviours like the following- Low self esteem, anxiety, depression, blame others if something wrong happened, responding to embarrasment angrily. If you experience such behaviours do follow some of the following steps that might help you.
5 ways to lose that self-consciousness
Stop thinking about yourself – We naturally use to overthink about how we need to react and because of our reaction how others will react, This is natural, instead of thinking about yourself, think about others, when you get nervous how you are going to behave in front of a person, think about the person that you are going to meet, think about their age their hair colour and the people around them and divert your mind from worrying to occupied with something else.
Question inner critic We all have that little devil in our pocket all the time, judges and demeans whatever we do and makes us nervous. Question that inner critic, challenge that inner critic, if it says you can’t do it, prove it you can, show that little devil who you really are. Overcome the inner critic first, we can overcome anything then.
Talk freely, speak without worrying what you are saying. Instead of judging yourself and end up saying something stupid, just say it, it is ok to feel stupid you will learn eventually when you are brave enough to make mistakes, you are one step ahead to learning. So stop worrying.
Be Mindful Mindfulness is the process of purposely bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without judgment, which one develops through the practice of meditation, so if you are anxious or nervous about someone asking you a question, take a deep breath, practise mindfulness and relax. Looks complicated? Try it, it is not. I’ve did it. For me meditation sucks, but mindfulness is not. It’s all about being aware of the surroundings and get clarity in your mind.
Be an optimist Optimistic is a reflection of a belief or hope that the outcome of some specific endeavour, or outcomes in general, will be positive, favourable, and desirable. Always expecting the best possible outcome from any given situation is called being optimistic. Don’t brand yourself as realist, sometime you have to be optimistic, that will be a hope for others around you. This will look easy, but it’s not easy as it looks, as we always have that Positive idea and never uses it and it gets rusty. So if you have a positive idea, don’t let it die, believe in it, take it to your heart, always stick to the best possible outcome and be optimistic, say for yourself ‘If someone can do, you can do do it too’.
As I said before too much of anything is bad, when someone is too much self conscious, they may end up suffering from anxiety, depression and social isolation. On the bright side, Self-consciousness are sometimes healthy that will show your emotional maturity. Positive health conscious emotions are powerful motivators. Lot of people have self consciousness and each of them respond differently. Learn to be a healthy conscious and stay healthy!
If you are one of them that has healthy self consciousness you might do one of the following; having pride in your accomplishments, being a sport, engaging and enjoying social environment, apologize for mistake and take responsibility to correct it, punctual and disciplined. Don’t worry if you have nothing I mentioned here, just read it again and help yourself.
Hope that helps!
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