Have you ever talked to a stranger as if it was your best friend?
It's fun, do it. Seriously it'll open up so many opportunities.
It's easier said than done but totally worth it. If you build up the courage and self-amusement to do it, do it whenever you get a chance. Talking to a stranger like you talk to your best friend is like having a new best friend. You can create an amazing relationship within minutes of meeting each other.
What if you could watch yourself from a third person perspective. What if you could behave from third person perspective? Everything from third person perspective seems easier, the emotions are gone, the anxiety too.
What you hope to have is simple to get.
You only get to read so many books within your lifetime. Here are some books you must read. Especially at a young age. They are mostly directed towards having a positive life, so no drama books or such. The books below hold very valuable and applicable ideas throughout their pages.
Here is good meditation to connect with your surrounding environment. To feel present and in the moment. To build your patience, discipline, and posture.
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Take smooth, rhythmic breaths of any size.
Inflate your body with every breath in.
Relax as you breathe out.
Feel yourself growing with every breath in.
Notice your chest and shoulders lifting higher with every breath.
Retain this breathing pattern for the rest of the meditation.
Your head looking straight ahead. And above your horizon.
Listen for all the sounds around you. No matter how quiet or how loud. Listen for the subtlest whispers. To the loudest roars.
It's like space food, but unhealthy. It's tasty and yummy, but unhealthy. It's tempting and addicting, and still unhealthy.
I quit fast foods at around 16 years old. When you take into account all the calories in that tiny burger, it's not so delicious anymore.
Some people learn healthy eating habits from the beginning, others never do.
Right now it's time for you to re-evaluate your eating habits. The foods you eat, the way you eat, the amounts you eat, it all affects how you feel and think.
There's two ways to effectively "bring out a side of you you never knew existed." One is to go somewhere where you're not worried about being "judged." The other is to "fuck it" and just do it.
You must figure out based on your previous experiences and behaviors which people "hold you back" socially. This might be authority figures, people you consider similar to yourself, people which look up to you, or people who already know you a certain way and wouldn't want to see you change. These are the people who you feel "judged by," and who you wouldn't want to let down.