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Face your fears.

13 SCARY THINGS YOU SHOULD TOTALLY DO!

This Halloween, embrace what haunts you. Why tackle those terrifying to-dos that get you worked up into a cold sweat just thinking about 'em? Because once you conquer these scary sitches, you may just be rewarded with a treat yummier than a giant stash of candy corn. Sweet!

1. CONFESS TO YOUR CRUSH

SCARE FACTOR: Every time you make eye contact, you legit go faint (hello, sweaty palms and beet-red cheeks). You'd absolutely die if he found out how you feel ... or would you?

WHY YOU SHOULD CONQUER IT: Worst case scenario? He says no and you direct your energy toward another cutie. Best-case scenario? You've just landed yourself a BF.

2. TELL YOUR FRENEMY "SORRY"

SCARE FACTOR: She's holding a mega grudge after a minor miscommunication, but you'd rather eat worms than face her wrath.

WHY YOU SHOULD CONQUER IT:

Avoiding her in the halls, playing it cool during awkward group moments and holding on to all that anxiety is just plain exhausting. Nix it.

3. PLAY HOUSE WITH YOUR LITTLE SISTER

SCARE FACTOR: Hours of squealing, sticky fingers and the possibility of a sudden freakish temper tantrum? Ahh!

WHY YOU SHOULD CONQUER IT: It'll mean a lot more to her than you'd ever imagine. Not to mention, a happy little miss means your makeup stays intact, your room remains unentered and your journal is safe and sound.

4. GO SEE A MOVIE SOLO

SCARE FACTOR: You won't have anyone to recap with after ... not to mention the odd looks you'll catch from people thinking, "Poor girl-she's all alone!"

WHY YOU SHOULD CONQUER IT:

You finally can watch that flick your bestie thinks would be a snoozefest (and you get a giant tub of popcorn all to yourself). Plus, a shy sweetie is more likely to holler if he doesn't have a friend barrier to bulldoze through.

5. ASK DAD TO TEACH YOU TO DRIVE

SCARE FACTOR: We don't know who is going to be more terrified: you or Dad. Matter of fact, it's likely you'll storm home on foot at least once.

WHY YOU SHOULD CONQUER IT: You need to clock in the hours to nab a license. And if all goes well, you'll get some new skills--and quality bonding time.

6. GET ONSTAGE

SCARE FACTOR: All. Eyes. On. You. The spotlight is intimidating, the rush of adrenaline means you won't remember a thing and tripping probability = high.

WHY YOU SHOULD CONQUER IT: It's terrifying in a thrilling way. If you can survive an auditorium full of stares aimed directly at you, you'll be able to get through, well, pretty much anything.

7. TALK TO AN UPPERCLASSMAN

SCARE FACTOR: They're older, maybe even wiser and kind of intimidating to be around. Why would they want to talk to a lowly underclassman like you?

WHY YOU SHOULD CONQUER IT: The opportunity to make a friend who has a car, has tons of great guy advice and can show you how to master liquid liner is always something to jump at.

8. EAT YOUR GRANDMA'S BAD COOKING

SCARE FACTOR: Another Thanksgiving of plastering on a smile while you try to hold down that gruesome glob of goo she calls mincemeat pie.

WHY YOU SHOULD CONQUER IT: Hurting her feelings is scarier.

9. LEAVE YOUR PHONE AT HOME

SCARE FACTOR: Simply put, you'll be totally out of the loop-and that's just plain petrifying.

WHY YOU SHOULD CONQUER IT: You'll avoid tripping while texting, actually speak to people during lunch and notice that your crush's eyes change color when he wears blue. Who knew?

10. GO TO SCHOOL WITHOUT MAKEUP

SCARE FACTOR: People will definitely find out that you actually didn't #wakeuplikethat.

WHY YOU SHOULD CONQUER IT: Twenty extra minutes in the morning and no midday lipstick smudge. Oh, and bring on the rain!

11. ASK MOM ABOUT HER DAY

SCARE FACTOR: She has the most haunting story ever about how they charged her for an extra can of tuna at the supermarket-and it's going to be frightfully long.

WHY YOU SHOULD CONQUER IT: You've got a bestie to spill your guts to ... and guess what? Mom's BFF is Y-O-U.

12. CRACK A TEXTBOOK ON A SATURDAY

SCARE FACTOR: ... and then start reading it. Shudder. What's more chilling than learning Spanish conjugations on a weekend when you could be binge-watching Friends? Mmm, not much.

WHY YOU SHOULD CONQUER IT: Because it's a better alternative than staying up until the wee hours on Sunday night to make up for lost time-only to bomb Monday's quiz.

13. JUST SAY "NO" TO SOMETHING EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING

SCARE FACTOR: You're not going to look cool and friends might dub you the social outcast of the week. Sometimes it seems easier to be in the wrong, even when you know it's not right.

WHY YOU SHOULD CONQUER IT: You'll realize your friends will still love you even if you're different, and you'll also find out that you like yourself a lot better, too.
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Author:Kim, Jiae
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Date:Oct 1, 2016
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