If you have low self-confidence, now is the time to make a change.
Force yourself to stretch beyond your comfort zone during this time; you will be glad you did.
Attending classes, meeting new people, interacting with the professors and attending various groups with similar interests will help bring you out of your shell. If you do it enough it gets easier.
One of the best ways to step out and improve your people skills is to join some of the organizations on campus. Colleges offer many different organizations, from religious, to hobbies, to sports, to political to charitable. Find a group or two that interests you and join them, get involved and watch how you can grow.
Ask a counselor for help, especially if you don’t know what organization would be best for you. They can direct you to the right groups according to your likes, personality and skills.
Remember… Your happy life is an inside job,
Herb Ammons is a Life Skills Speaker who uses purposeful storytelling and interactive exercises to teach students the “12 Secrets to a Happy Life” and help them identify positive behaviors to help deal with the challenges of everyday life. In the process, they will recognize their own set of skills that they can apply to make better day-to-day and life choices. Herb’s programs aim at developing practical competence skills in the rapidly changing life of a student by addressing areas that include managing personal affairs, goal setting and achievement, and health and wellness. Herb helps students deal with the college blues, the mental stress of new people and new experiences, new classmates and roommates, the dating scene and more of the experiences that are all new to college students in their first years. Herb is available to bring his message to your students, faculty and staff at your next campus event.