One of the main reasons why people turn to alcohol is to feel more at ease in social situations. They pour themselves a drink (or a few) to quickly loosen up, feel less awkward, more social and outgoing around others.
At a young age, we start having thoughts of whether or not we fit in, and whether we’re “right” for a certain social situation. This thinking often produces feelings of anxiety and insecurity. A lot of people learn in their teens or twenties that all of those negative feelings become less bothersome with a buzz. When they begin drinking, they feel more confident. However, using the “magic elixir” that dissolves our insecurities and chatter regularly gets us stuck in a vicious cycle, leading to a dependence upon alcohol.
On today’s episode, we explore what confidence is all about and why it’s so easy to fall into the trap of thinking that we need a drink to feel more self-assured and at ease in social situations. We take a look at the 4 important elements that contribute to the confidence deficit and how being aware of them will help you become more self-assured.
Grab your earbuds and listen in, because you won’t want to miss this important episode!
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What You'll Learn from this Episode:
- Why we turn to alcohol in social situations.
- The pitfalls of “Liquid Courage.”
- The reason why we have issues with self-confidence.
- The biggest misconception about confidence.
- 4 key things that sap our confidence.
- How to start feeling more confident in social situations without alcohol.