Hi Golden Fam!
We all know that holiday season often mean lots of holiday gatherings. Sometimes that comes with meeting new people. Group gatherings are great if you are an extrovert or when you are good friends with everyone at the event. But if you are anything like me, meeting new people is one of those things that gives you anxiety for weeks, before meeting them. OK, I am exaggerating. But I do get uncomfortable with the thought of having to impress anyone. don’t like it This brings me to my first point…
1. Give yourself permission to be yourself,
Be raw, authentic. Give a chance to people to accept you as you are. For the ones who won’t. Oh well that’s their loss not yours. Find confidence into knowing how awesome and unique you are in your own way. Own who you are and what you stand for. Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion about things you feel strongly about.
2. Strike Up a Fun Conversation
Talk about Things you Love and ask people what they are passionate about as well. That way you cut trough the unnecessary awkward small talk, I mean you know that awkward conversation about the weather and how awful traffic was on your way to the event. Although, this is a great way to break the ice. But personally, that annoys me. Stay updated with world actualities; you will use this knowledge to add your little 2 cents to the conversation about politics, art, society etc…
3. Put on Your Best Outfit
Dress well girl. Not for them but for YOU. It’s simple when you look good, you feel good. It boosts your confidence and that shows through your demeanor. This is Not a “Dress to Impress” type of situation, but rather “Dress to Feel Your Best”. And if you get where your jacket is from and it happens to be a thrifted jacket. Don’t be ashamed of it, you better be proud girl! I don’t about you but I am that girl who will tell you all about that $ free.99 outfit or shoes, I got from the thrift shop. Yep, No shame in my game.
4. Power Pose
For all my socially awkward girls, I get it. I know exactly how you feel. Being socially anxious comes with defense mechanisms such as hiding through a friend you came with to the event, or staying stuck to your phone, avoid eye contact with people, or staying quiet and not mingling at parties, to name a few. One of the ways you can empower yourself is by practicing power posting before hand. It is simply standing or sitting in the position of power and confidence. It is scientifically proven to boost your feelings of confidence. Here are a few positions
5. Have Fun
Remember this is a holiday gathering, not a job interview. Enjoy your time. Eat what you can food; see what you can see; if you like dancing, please knock yourself out. And just have fun. Don’t go in, thinking this is going to suck. Keep a positive attitude about it and go see for yourself. I hope these tips help you as much as they are helping me.
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