Are you looking for advice on how to become more outgoing and improve your self-confidence at the same time? If so, keep reading, because this is the article for you. Here you’ll find five sure-fire ways to get over shyness, become more comfortable around people and improve your self-confidence. Here they are!
1. Unplug and spend more time offline
You won’t become a more self-confident and outgoing guy if you keep spending the majority of your free time at home, in front of your laptop, browsing the Web or checking your Facebook. Confident and outgoing people spend time doing something fun with other people in the real world. Sign off, call your friends and meet up somewhere. Practice makes perfect – and the only way to practice your social skills is to spend time with other people.
2. Take up a new sport or a new hobby
One of the easiest ways to make new friends and improve your social skills is to take up a new sport or find a new (social) hobby. Traveling is a great way to spend time with other people and learn something new. Weightlifting is a wonderful way to increase your self-esteem and meet new people. Dance classes are a great way to learn something fun and interact with pretty women. Try new things!
3. Stretch your comfort zone
The best way to overcome shyness and your social insecurities is to step outside your comfort zone and actively pursue opportunities to challenge yourself. Deliberately put yourself in social situations that make you feel nervous. The more often you do it, the sooner you’ll become more outgoing and confident.
4. Do your friends hold you back?
The more time you spend with negative and insecure people, the more negative and insecure you are. In contrast, the more time you spend with positive and outgoing people, the more positive and outgoing you are. Analyze your social circle and ask yourself if your friends help you improve yourself or hold you back. Choose your friends wisely.
5. Improve your social skills
Last but not least, it’s always a good idea to improve yourself. Buy some books with tips on how to improve your social skills and test them in the field. This knowledge can tremendously help you become more outgoing!
Now you know everything you need to know about improving your self-confidence and becoming a more outgoing person. What are you going to do now? I hope that your answer is: “I’m going to follow the advice and take action”. That’s the only way to achieve your goal. Good luck!