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FutureStarrAyesha Curry's Guide to Overcoming Public Embarrassment and Finding Inner Peace
Ayesha Curry is a multifaceted lifestyle entrepreneur: restaurant owner, chef, NY Times best-selling author and mother to three. Additionally, Ayesha practices wellness by including cold plunges and sauna sessions into her daily schedule. Fans are amazed by her achievements. Check out what tips she offers for staying motivated. 2. Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Mistakes can be embarrassing, yet overcoming your fear of making them can help build self-confidence and lead to greater accomplishment in life. To become more comfortable with making mistakes, identify situations that scare you the most (dropping papers in front of your boss being one example); practice engaging in them while using rational self-statements to calm nerves while engaging in those behaviors - eventually these strategies will prove their worth and you may find your fears are no longer so real! Ayesha Curry is an accomplished chef, cookbook author, TV host, actress, product pitchwoman and mother to three young children. But even with all her endeavors she's managed to find balance in her home and lifestyle; C Home magazine featured Ayesha's advice in their recent issue called Sweet July Masthead (above). In it she offered guidance for creating inner peace through beauty rituals and family dinners. 3. Don't be afraid to be vulnerable. Vulnerability is part of what defines us as humans, enabling love, connection, empathy and joy. Unfortunately, our culture has labeled vulnerability as weakness so many shy away from embracing it; yet doing so is the only way to truly connect with others and live out your values. Reducing your vulnerability can be challenging if you've been hurt before. Fear of further pain leads many people to build walls around themselves and conceal who they truly are. Therefore, resilience training and practicing forgiveness are crucial in order to stay open-hearted and vulnerable with others. Forgiving yourself for embarrassing past experiences or mistakes can also help lift any shame associated with them. One way of increasing vulnerability is through practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness allows you to stay present in each moment and identify when you are feeling afraid or uncomfortable; it also helps identify when you judge yourself or others; try not focusing on external opinions about you but instead concentrate on things within your control, like emotions, thoughts and feelings that belong solely to yourself. One way to become more vulnerable is to open up about what's going on inside. This could involve anything from sharing that you miss someone to telling someone your emotions; sharing a personal tale such as bullying experiences; or admitting you feel lost. Mastering vulnerability takes practice, but the benefits are great. Connecting with others and living out values like courage, love, and growth is made much simpler by being open and vulnerable - once you begin becoming more open you'll discover it's more of a strength than weakness! 4. Don't be afraid to be honest. When we feel embarrassed, the natural instinct is to flee or punish ourselves. But in order to foster healthy, trusting relationships it's vitally important that we are honest and open with each other. If an embarrassing moment occurs due to saying or doing something inappropriate it's best to quickly acknowledge what has transpired and apologize as quickly as possible - this shows your willingness to accept responsibility and face up to our mistakes head-on. Embarrassment can often stem from our fears of being judged by others, leading to greater feelings of embarrassment for people with lower self-confidence than others. To combat this feeling, try taking a step back and viewing situations from different perspectives; for instance if you think belching might embarrass yourself during a presentation then think about how other people might perceive that event instead. Sometimes it may be necessary to place yourself into embarrassing situations for the benefit of your career or relationship, while other times it might be best avoided altogether. For instance, an aspiring comedian might benefit more by taking their time preparing comedy shows before trying to perform live at them. If you are feeling self-conscious or ashamed about an embarrassing situation, make sure you surround yourself with friends and family who can understand. Also it can help to remember that embarrassment is part of life - everyone experiences it at some point (Catharine Haddock 2011). Next time you feel awkward or ashamed remember that embarrassment is simply part of being human! 5. Don't be afraid to be yourself. Embarrassment can be hard to bear when it happens in front of other people and it can make you lose self-confidence - even if the incident doesn't seem all that serious. Being embarrassed has long-term repercussions for life so learning how to cope is crucial for life success. One way you can help yourself is to stop comparing yourself with others. Doing this will allow you to see that everyone experiences embarrassing moments differently, and that you cannot control how other people narrate your life story; therefore it's essential that you focus on those things which mean most to you and don't dwell on others' narratives of it all. One effective way of dealing with embarrassment is practicing honesty. While it may be tempting to create stories about why you feel embarrassed, being open with yourself can help identify where the real issues lie and how best to address them. For example, if wet sheets embarrass you, instead of making excuses try being upfront with partners or friends about this matter instead. If you find yourself grappling with shame, professional help may be in order. It could be an indicator of social anxiety disorder or other mental health concerns; counseling services can offer tools necessary for you to deal with feelings of shame and embarrassment effectively. Embarrassment is part of human experience, yet can be difficult to manage. By following these tips you can overcome embarrassment and find your inner P.