6 Ways to Raise Your Confidence in Social Situations

Confidence In Social Situations 300x169, Tri-Star Martial Arts Academy Bradley & New LenoxOne of the keys to making a good impression, getting a great job, and enjoying life is social confidence. Unless you’re going to lock yourself in a cabin in the woods, it’s important to be able to interact confidently with others.
You may not have been born with the gift of gab, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be a charming and confident communicator.
You may have convinced yourself that you like spending time alone with Netflix or a good book, and that might be true to a point. Admit it, you wish you enjoyed spending time with others more than you currently do.
You can make this change.

Try these strategies to be more confident in social situations:

  1. Learn to relax instead of stressing yourself. Being anxious is something you do to yourself. You can do something else to yourself and be relaxed instead. Rather than thinking about an upcoming social situation in a negative way, imagine a positive outcome. You can affect your emotions with your thoughts. Use that to your advantage.
  2. Be willing to show your flaws. You can easily find the flaws in the all the people you know. You still love many of them. There are plenty of people that love you, even if they know just how flawed you really are. If you’re not trying to present an image of perfection, you’ll feel much more relaxed.
  3. Enhance your social skills. When you’re an expert on something, you naturally feel more confident using that skill. Social skills are learnable, and there’s plenty of information out there you can use to teach yourself better social skills.
  4. The best time to work on your social skills isn’t at the company holiday party or when you’re on a first date. Practice in more mundane situations. The world is full of people. Think of them as test fodder in your quest to be more socially confident. Have a chat with your neighbor or a stranger at the gym.
    • It’s important to master your social skills and confidence in lower stress situations if you want them available in higher stress situations. Practice makes perfect.
  5. Stay grounded. While you’re communicating with others, stay out of your head. The easiest way to do this is to focus all of your attention on the other person. Look at them and listen intently. If you’re focusing on them, you can’t be thinking negative thoughts.
    • What if your in a social situation, but not currently communicating with anyone? Try keeping your attention on your surroundings. Find the tallest person in the room. Notice the color of the walls.Stay aware of your environment and out of your head.
  6. Keep the attention off yourself while communicating. Why are you stressed in the first place? You’re probably worried about what everyone is thinking about you. Turn the tables and keep the attention on someone else.
    • Ask a lot of questions and you’ll keep the focus on the other person. Most people love to talk about themselves. You won’t have to do much and you’ll make a great impression.

Increasing your social confidence can do more to enhance your life than just about anything else you can do. It can be the road to less loneliness, a better career, more friends, more fun, and a richer life in general.
Unfortunately, those with social anxiety have learned to avoid social situations. You’ll have to be brave to teach yourself to be more socially confident. Start slowly, but get started today.

SHARE THIS POST

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on google
Share on pinterest
Share on tumblr

About our programs

Preschool Martial Arts
in Bradley & New Lenox

Discover why parents love our Preschool Martial Arts program in Bradley & New Lenox. It's the perfect blend of gross motor, personal development and character enrichment. Find out why 100's of families, just like yours, trust Bradley & New Lenox

- SELECT A CLASS OPTION BELOW -

Kids Martial Arts
in Bradley & New Lenox

Parents love our Kids Martial Arts program in Bradley & New Lenox, because it's the perfect blend of self defense, personal development and character enrichment. Find out why so many families, just like yours, love and trust Bradley & New Lenox

- SELECT A CLASS OPTION BELOW -

Teen Martial Arts
in Bradley & New Lenox

Fitness and Self Defense, two major goals parents have when looking for Teen Martial Arts in Bradley & New Lenox. It's time to give your teenager a work out and get the results that they need.

- SELECT A CLASS OPTION BELOW -

Adult Martial Arts
in Bradley & New Lenox

Fitness and Self Defense, two major goals for anyone looking for Adult Martial Arts in Bradley & New Lenox. It's time to change up your work out and get the results you've been looking for.

- SELECT A CLASS OPTION BELOW -

Birthday Parties
in Bradley & New Lenox

When we say we have the best birthday parties in Bradley & New Lenox, we mean it. Give your child the perfect party, while you enjoy a stress free day. Your child will thank you later, we guarantee it!

- SELECT A CLASS OPTION BELOW -

TEST COPY

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

 

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Fill out the form below to

Get Your Spot Now!

HOME

ABOUT US

PROGRAMS