I know right. When your self conscious what you'd usually like to do is escape somewhere safe in your mind. Blur everything out.The last thing you'd want to do is look in front and face your fears.Because you actually think that if you do you'll make things worse..
This is why so many people struggle because it never actually occurred to them that by facing their fears they'll realize it for what it really is...empty.
For example,when walking into a supermarket you experience self consciousness ..and suddenly felt bad,fearful,unpleasant,anxious,depressed..etc..you can solve this by being Mindful:
1.No two thoughts can exist at the same time..so focus it on shopping.Therefore the other thoughts will subside because you didn't give it any room.
2.You can use your self consciousness as the object of your mindfulness or meditation.When you ask yourself why your self conscious..for example,you might say it's my weight..is it really your weight or is it what other people think about your weight
..it's what other people think about..are they really thinking about your weight now how would you know that
...maybe not..but what if they are...well why does it bother you,how does other people's thoughts affect your thoughts..where is the logic in that..you are just reacting on something that you can just as easily ignore
..then why am i reacting to it..because you are attached to your body
..how can i not be ignorant..wisdom.
.how do i get wisdom?..by realizing your body is just skin,bones,organs,hair,lungs, and there's really nobody in it to be self conscious in the first place.