CONFIDENCE TIP No. 1
If it's something you have never done before, go on a date with yourself, by yourself. Yes, a date with you! Go to dinner, a movie, ice skating, a concert, theatre, tenpin bowling... choose something you know you will enjoy but have never done alone.
Write the date in your diary and keep to it, commit to it, but go alone.
If this idea fills you with fear or dread, do it anyway. What is the worst that could happen? What's the best that could happen?
Try to be detached and curious about your feelings before, during and after the date. Write down these feelings. After the date, was it as difficult as you thought it was going to be? Would you do it again? What were the good things that came out of the experience? Have you learnt anything about yourself?