I'm on here because I am a fellow blusher. Since the age of 12, I can recall blushing easily. It started with presentations and eventually creeped its way in to every social part of my life. I was told that when I got older it would go away but unfortunately it hasn't. Even at the age of 30, I still blush easily. It's effected me in my confidence, ability to speak in front of groups of people, and forced me to avoid situations that normally shouldn't be avoided.
However, I no longer let it effect me the way I've done so in the past. Yes at the age of 30, I will still blush, but it doesn't put me down the way it used to. I've tried many techniques and there have been some that were effective and others that weren't. I now have accepted it as a part of who I am and now put in the self-improvement techniques I need to catch up on, including my self-confidence and my public speaking.
The one thing I believe has helped me out tremendously is a group called Toastmasters. I'm sure many have heard of it, but for me it has been a life changer. I started off shy and terrified to speak, but over the course of almost 2 years, I gained enough confidence to compete in and win a couple contests. The speech I used talked about my struggle with blushing and even though it didn't encompass everything, it is something I'm really proud of and hope to share with this community. I've put a website URL for the speeches I have done and hope it convinces others to use as a means to improve their struggle with blushing.
I look forward to taking part in the group chats and reading more about the success stories.