You may feel silly at first staring into the mirror repeating phrases such as "I am a confident, attractive person," but you'll be surprised how well affirmations can work.
Remember, try not to think about what others are thinking of you in this moment. Because just as you are thinking about what others might be thinking, they're thinking the same thing. Did you know that NBA legend Bill Russel got 'butterflies in his stomach' before every game?
These feelings are largely universal, people just deal differently. I'm sure if you are reading this article you've had some experience in life, you've amassed certain unique qualities, stories, and perspectives. You are a snowflake, as corny as that sounds:) Again, accept your differences, realize that what some may perceive as a weakness can actually be a strength.
By learning to stay focused in the present moment, you’ll arm yourself against the catastrophic thoughts that cause you to buckle under pressure.
And by connecting with your own core values, you’ll gain a greater understanding of yourself and what you ultimately want in a romantic partner.
I'm not always the most talkative person in a group - this may be considered a weakness, when in reality, I am more perceptive of body language and social interactions. This is less of an in-the-moment tactic, and more of general advice.