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Even Justin Bieber doesn’t like big events: 9 tips on what to do in uncomfortable situations


Justin Bieber is over award shows.

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In a lengthy Instagram post, Justin revealed that he’s not a fan of award shows and that they feel “hollow” compared to what he calls his “regular” shows.

I don't know about these award shows.. No disrespect to anybody at any of the shows or the people running it. Nothing but love for you guys and your support. But I don't feel good when I'm there nor after. I try to think of it as a celebration but can't help feeling like people are rating and grading my performance. A lot of people in the audience there to be seem worried about how much camera time they will get or who they can network with. When I'm doing a regular show I feel they are there for the right reasons and to strictly have a good time! But these award shows seem so hollow. I get the premise is to award people for their accomplishments, but is it really? Because when I look in the audience I see a bunch of fake smiles so that when the camera hits them they look happy. Sure there are people truly proud of others so I don't want to knock them I'm just looking at the vast majority. I just think to myself if I'm living my purpose I want the reward to be fulfillment. I'm getting awarded for the things that I'm doing and not for who I am which is understandable I know it would probably be hard to calculate and award someone's spirit lol. But When I do get these awards the temptation of putting my worth in what I do is so hard to fight!!!I am privileged and honored to be recognized by my peers in but in these settings I can't feel the recognition. There's an authenticity missing that I crave! And I wonder does anybody else.. Sorry not sorry about grammar it's not my strong point

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We’ve been thinking about it ever since and realised this is a situation that a lot of us can find ourselves in.

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No, we’re not all attending award shows every week but sometimes we can be put in uncomfortable situations, or situations where you feel like you don’t fit in.

So we’ve come up with nine ways to beat the awkwardness in the room.

1) Stay calm: The natural reaction in this situation is to stress out and become uncomfortable. Take deep breaths and relax.

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2) Talk to someone: If you happen to be in a room where you don’t know anyone, change it. Talk to someone and start a conversation.

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3) Act like it didn’t happen: Tripped up getting on the bus? Spilt your drink in front of your crush? Forget about it and move on.

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4) Laugh it off: Laughter is the best cure for anything. Laugh it off and let it go.

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5) Address the “elephant” in the room: Face your fears head on and discuss the problem before it gets worse.

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6) Find a suitable excuse: If you’re talking to someone you don’t want to talk to, excuse yourself; get a drink or make a phone call.

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7) Lighten up: Are you overthinking the situation? Add a little humour and try not to be too serious.

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8) Own up to your mistakes: If you’ve made a mistake somewhere, admit it and find a way to fix it. Oh, and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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9) Leave! If you’re truly uncomfortable, get out. Do not spend more time in the room than you need to.

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Hopefully you’re prepared for anything life throws at you now. Bring it on! Tell us your awkwardness avoidance tips @maximumpop

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