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How to Stop Blushing by Thinking Positively
The messages you give to yourself have a strong impact on how you feel. If you’re telling yourself that you’re going to blush, then you usually will. When people ask me how to stop blushing they are often surprised to hear that they have the power to stop blushing using the power of positive thinking.
Why Do You Blush?
Do you know why you blush? Understanding the cause of your blushing may help you prevent it as you can target your thinking. There are many varied and unique reasons why we may blush but some include a fear of being judged, a fear of authority, low self esteem, shame, social anxiety or worrying about what others think.
New Self Talk
Firstly, what you say to yourself becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. In order to stop blushing begin by recognising your internal dialogue. Then make a conscious decision to change it. Furthermore, talk to yourself in a reassuring way and thus bring about positive changes at an unconscious level. As a result you no longer get nervous and go red.
Instead of telling yourself “I’m going to blush and stutter my words in the meeting” tell yourself “I can cope and I’m going to focus on people in the group, not myself”.”
Whenever you’re hearing yourself saying negative things related to your blushing, consciously say the word STOP. Remind yourself regularly that you’re in control. By confronting the problem head on, you begin to feel more empowered, remaining cool and calm, whatever the situation.
Positive Affirmations to Stop Blushing
Before a difficult situation use these affirmations:
- I can stay cool and calm
- I can think rationally
- I believe in myself
Ways of preparing yourself in case you blush:
- I can handle this challenge
- I can hold my authority
- I don’t care what other people think.
- I am getting better
- I can and I will overcome this problem
- I am proud of myself
Constant practice of positive affirmations will help you stop blushing and build new self confidence.
Help for Blushing
In conclusion, sometimes it’s difficult to break the old routine as well as changing your internal dialogue. However, a few sessions with Alix can help develop a new way of thinking. And this is all it takes to stop blushing.