The energy you bring to a gathering, meeting, network event, a party, dinner invitation or just a simple conversation with a friend will be the energy mirrored back to you most of the times. If you are not grounded and totally spaced out the other person will probably mirror that on some levels. It can be hard to build a genuine connection when there are energies blocking your core self.
Many people suffer from anxiety today and it does not seem to slow down but being self-aware of your barriers to building close relationships can really help. If anything, use self-disclosure when you feel you are losing a connection and choose to be transparent with the other person. Let them know that you feel nervous and that you don't know what to say or do next.
When you disclose a blind spot to others they will usually understand and from there you can build a more authentic connection. We all have shortcomings and when I have felt awkward in situations and chose to be transparent the other person felt closer and the connection remained strong. And from there you can build all kinds of close relationships without feeling awkward, it is always easier when you fill in the blind spot and verbalize what is going on.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am a Career and Talent Coach. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty.