You are all set for the big date, you
got all your things prepared and splashed on your favorite
scent, but there’s a twinge of shyness that makes you
hesitant about meeting your date for tonight. Yes, we are
all faced with our own intimidating thoughts that encourage
our shyness all the more.
Overcoming shyness may be a challenging feat especially
if you were naturally shy as a kid or as a teenager.
Although you can never really overcome shyness completely,
you can at least minimize it. Here are some quick tips on
how you can do so:
A Strong Visual Image
Most people tend to be shy when they are unsure of what
to do or what to say in a given situation. The solution is
to simply prepare for it. Visualize in your mind what you
think is likely to happen on your date and prepare for the
things you should say or do.
Being an interesting person isn’t really something you
can do over night. What you need to do is get involved with
your community, join organizations, do better at work, or
get yourself a good hobby. The rationale is that if you find
something interesting to talk about yourself, which you can
be highly proud of, then that would give you more confidence
to go out there and consequently overcome your shyness.
Make Eye Contact
Wandering eyes can mean uneasiness and shyness. It may
seem hard at first but you really need to establish eye
contact with the person you are talking with. As a timid
person, the first few minutes may seem awkward for you – but
you will eventually feel comfortable as the minutes pass by.
If you are talking, grinning and meeting a person’s eye
after a couple of minutes – congratulations, you are
effectively overcoming your shyness.
Some people have a misconception about alcohol and
overcoming shyness. Don’t try to get drunk thinking that it
is the only way to overcome your shyness – it usually does
more harm than good. Always be yourself and try to reveal
your personality to the person you are dating. If you are a
naturally shy person, then so be it – it’s better than
pretending to be someone you are not. It is always rewarding
to know a person likes you entirely for who you are, shy or