Our inhibitions stem from the need to fit in. When trying to be accepted in a social group, we tend to be inhibited and reserved about our behavior. This starts affecting our personality and confines us to a bubble. Read our 5 effective ways to get rid of your inhibitions in the post below and gain confidence in life.
Some of the most common inhibitions include –
- Feeling shy
- Low self confidence
- Low self esteem
- Having trouble in communicating
- Inability to share your emotions
- Sexual inhibitions
Here are 5 ways that would help you get rid of your inhibitions & speak with confidence.
1. Assess and face the situation
The foremost thing to do is to be aware of the situation and face it with an open mind. Say for example you are at a social gathering, so how is your behavior? Shy and reserved, or the life of the party? Do you feel too conscious to mingle with new people?
If you are placid and aloof, it can be signs of inhibitions. Take control of your life and break free from your inhibitions and make a strong move. Start a small conversation with someone sitting next to you. And soon you would see people joining in and you having fun.
2. Inhibitions stem from fear
Fear is a major blockage that can make you uncomfortable. Understand what your fear is; is it the fear of new places, fear of facing a crowd, or just general nervousness.
It can be said that inhibitions are a part of you trying to limit yourself to be accepted. Don’t let that part of you overpower your brain. Face the fear, do what makes you jittery. It would be easier facing it the next time. And with time you would improve and face your fears hands on.
3. Communication is the key
As humans we are social animals and want companionship. Communication is an integral part of our life. We also communicate at an emotional level as well.
To break those stubborn inhibitions you need to take charge. Stay away from abstract thinking and start getting things done. Focus on the result and you’ll find a path to get there. Talk to your friends, or someone close and share your thoughts.
4. Be you
Accept who you are and half the battle would be won. Why be ashamed of yourself? You are a gem, embrace it!
Don’t let go of your natural behavior. React to situations like you would usually do, and don’t change your behavior for others. People will love and respect you for the free spirited, love, and vivacious you, so don’t let that go for anyone!
5. Say yes to participation
Whether it is participating in a debate at your college, or a party at your workplace, learn to say yes. Mingle with people, let go of your fears, and you’ll see your inhibitions taking a back seat. You can call a few friends over and host a party. This would set you in the mood of socializing and kick away your fears.
I know it is easier said than done, but trust me it’s just the first step that is difficult. Take that step and you’ll enjoy the journey.
If you’ve taken the plunge and would want to share your story, feel free to share it in the comments section below.