Ever feel a bit awkward or nervous? Maybe it’s around someone you are crushing on, or when you are around your boss, or when you have to speak in front of a group, or even when you are attempting to be “cool” with your teenage kids.
Feeling self-conscious is painful! And not just because of sweaty palms, knots in our stomach and judging the things we say or do as totally lame. What’s even more painful is that we are not showing up fully as ourselves.
Whenever we are overly attached to hoping someone else likes us, we do the exact opposite of what we need to do in that moment. We judge ourselves rather than accept ourselves. Then we show up in ways that are not authentic – and that is just downright uncomfortable.