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20 Ways to Overcome Shyness

20 Ways to Overcome Shyness
Can you remember the last time you stepped into a room full of strangers and felt that self-conscious and awkward feeling rush over you? Or that heart thumping moment when you wanted to ask someone on a date, but were too shy to do so? Or wanting to approach someone for business, but was too hesitant to actually do it? That anxiety in the pit of your stomach in social situations? Does it always feel like something is holding you back? Regardless of whether you are introverted or extraverted, we can all relate to that feeling of shyness at some point in our lives. This article is the result of collaboration between Amanda Linehan, an introvert, and Tina Su, an extravert. The Three Components of Shyness According to Dr. Can you relate? Why Do We Experience Shyness? We all experience shyness differently and on varying degrees. 1. This is especially true to our experiences in high school. 2. Amanda: Coupled with a weak self image,I didn’t thinkIwas doing anything right! 3. Photo by Lauren 1. Related:  relationshipsSelf-Improvementmental health

Creative Date Ideas | Good Fun Cheap Date Ideas 40 Amazing Things You Will Never Forget post written by: Marc Chernoff Email “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” “Today I am celebrating my 90th birthday. Those are the opening lines to an email I received this morning from a reader named Mary Ann. Mary Ann’s words of wisdom remind me that there will always be ups and downs in life, but ultimately, at the end of the day, that’s what makes each of us who we are. So pay attention to your outlook on life. Flowing and working through life’s great challenges. – No matter what happens, do your best and smile. Your turn… Truth be told, talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. What makes life amazing? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts. Photo by: Hamish Irvine If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)...

10 Comics That Can Help You Understand Mental Illness There are times when I feel as though Hyperbole and a Half literally saved my life. My depression never quite reached the depths that she described. But I came close. I would be damned if my ex-wife would ever be right about anything, and so I flatly refused her assertion. About halfway through reading her second blog post. I thankfully don't need medication. Flagged Show HIM Looking for simple ideas on how to show your man that you’re totally diggin’ him? We’ve got a few! Check out these ideas to get your spouse through the week…he won’t be able to WAIT until date night! {If you have one to share, please email us your awesome ideas! We love “Sassy Suggestions”! Articles April 9, 2014 You Are Just What the Doctor Ordered! Download these free printables for quick and easy romance after the baby arrives! Continue Reading April 8, 2014 Intimate Easter Basket Fill your hubby’s Easter basket with some sassy treats that’ll have you hopping into bed! Continue Reading April 7, 2014 The Puzzle Date Create a night of fun and mystery for your spouse with these puzzle themed ideas and gifts. Continue Reading April 3, 2014 Shower You With Love April showers will bring YOUR man a lot of love with this creative craft! Continue Reading March 29, 2014 Free April LOVE Calendar Your FREE April LOVE calendar is here. Continue Reading March 26, 2014 Easter Egg Hubby Hunt Continue Reading St.

10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me 10 Years Ago At the start of every year, I like to review my goals. I pull out the list of goals I set for myself last January, and then grade myself on how well I did. This year is quite different than past years. Everything changed after Cassie was diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly, nothing was important except her health. It’s been tough. Although I didn’t do any of the fighting — you have Cassie and her doctors to praise for that — I did get caught up in the ride. Here I am now, happy that 2010 is upon us, wondering what else to write about. I’m glad for how things turned out. I suppose that I’m afraid if I don’t talk about it, the only other thing I can say about 2009 is that life was on pause for a while, so nothing else was accomplished. The other thing about 2009 is that I feel so detached from everything I experienced throughout it. I think that the dawn of a new decade is an excellent time to reflect upon the last ten years, and figure out what life lessons I’ve managed to learn from them:

Passive-Aggressive: Explanation & Cure. The first time I encountered the phrase passive-aggressive was during a break-up. Feeling hurt, I was defensive and had no idea what the words meant, and all I knew is that it was an attack and a label. Fast forward a decade filled with a great deal of introspection and inquiry into psychology, self-discovery and personality, and I would have had to agree with her. Passive-aggressive is not having the courage to speak openly and directly. As a highly sensitive person, I am aware of the impact of my words, actions and presence on others. I didn’t always have passive-aggressive traits. It took years for me to recognize my fears, the causes for them, and how to live with and move past them. Most passive-aggressive people tend to have deep wounds, either from childhood or traumatic experiences in life. The tendency to be fearful is a natural result of trauma. And when facing environments, scenarios, emotions or people that trigger past events, an instinctive defensive response arises.

The 10 Best Love Letters Ever Written By Jillian Lucas for HowAboutWe Nothing can truly replace the romance and emotion of a hand-written love letter. Historical figures that have graced the pages of our high school text books may have been known more for their contributions to literature, politics and the expansion of the settled world, but they were also romantics. Forbidden love, longing and wishful thinking can all be found within the handwritten words of these beautiful letters between lovers. 1. Ernest Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich Source: Text, Image "I can't say how every time I ever put my arms around you I felt that I was home." 2. Source: Text, Image "Since I left you, I have been constantly depressed. 3. Source: Text, Image "Nothing compares to your hands, nothing like the green-gold of your eyes. Related: 10 Incredibly Sexy Things Women Have No Idea They're Doing 4. 5. 6. 7. Source: Text, Image "The important thing is I don't want to be without you for the next 20 years, or 40, or however many there are. 8. 9. 10.

42 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself Are you someone who likes to grow? Do you constantly seek to improve yourself and become better? If you do, then we have something in common. I’m very passionate about personal growth. It was just 4 years ago when I discovered my passion for growing and helping others grow. SEE ALSO: How to Better Yourself One Day at a Time After 1.5 years of actively pursuing growth and helping others to grow through my personal development blog, I realize there is never an end to the journey of self improvement. As a passionate advocate of growth, I’m continuously looking for ways to self-improve. Read a book every day. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this article or anything about personal growth. Image © kevindooley

6 Super Easy Morning Routines For Optimal Health Incorporate any one of these into your morning routine to see positive changes in your life. 1. Drink 1 liter (about 4 cups) of water. From the time you wake up in the morning to when you leave your house for work, try drinking a liter of water. 2. Drinking hot water with lemon in the mornings before you eat breakfast will have a positive impact on your health. 3. Completing a 10-minute stretch before getting ready for work will not only wake you up in the mornings, but also can tone muscles as well as prevent any muscle injuries throughout your day. 4. This may be a hard one to try at first, but not relying on coffee to get you up and moving first thing in the morning is quite relieving. 5. Spend10 minutes in the morning jotting down your goals for the day. 6. Spend 10 minutes in complete silence practicing meditation. Photo Credit:

67 Cheap Date Ideas for the Recession-Era Romantic by Kyle O'Connor on April 29, 2009 When you’re in the middle of the worst recession since the Great Depression, it’s not always easy to come up with the cash to impress your date. Luckily, there’s still tons of fun and romantic things you can do that take little-to-no money—all that’s required is a little creativity. 1. Dating doesn’t have to be expensive. Tags: dating, love, romance, soul-mates, spiritual-blogs, spiritual-communities, spiritual-networks, spirituality 16 things I know are true but haven't quite learned yet There’s a difference between knowing something and living as if it were true. At the end of 2013, these truths are all lingering on that awkward threshold, for me anyway. 1) The sooner you do something, the more of your life you get to spend with that thing done — even though it takes less effort (or at least no more) than it will later. It’s the ultimate sure-thing investment and I pass it up all the time. 2) I never regret working out. I can’t count the number of times I’ve negotiated with myself to work out the next day instead of today because I’m worried it will be a “bad workout.” 3) Whenever I’m playing with my phone I am only shortening my life. 4) Nothing makes me more productive and in-the-moment than a clean house. 5) Minute-for-minute, nothing I do is more rewarding than meditation. 6) Creative work is something that can be done at any time. 7) Acting the way you want to feel usually works. 9) Our minds are geared to manage much less than we typically end up managing.