Tips and tricks to help you start your shirtless lifestyle
When you start being shirtless during wintertime, first read the commentary "starting your shirtless lifestyle in winter" below step 5
STEP 1 Feel comfortable being shirtless
The easiest way to become comfortable being shirtless is to take your shirt off at home. When you come home from work, shopping or whatever you did take your shirt off. Put it out of sight. If you do that every day you will feel comfortable shirtless in a week time.
STEP 2 Be shirtless in a safe place
Wear a T-shirt and drive to the countryside or a forest or the beach. Go out for a walk and after a few minutes you take your shirt off. Hold it in your hand or let it hang out of the backside of your pants. Feel the sun, feel the wind, feel the freedom. Be self conscious. When people walk by, act normal. They will not find your weird. And if they do, make a funny comment or don't react at all. It's not forbidden to be shirtless. In those places you will probably not be the only guy without a shirt. Do this several times to make you feel comfortable being shirtless outside. Eventually, dare to leave your shirt in the car.
STEP 3 Buy something
Go to a parking area and take off your shirt. Then drive to a petrol station and buy something i.e. a candy bar. Just walk and talk the way you normally do. This will be a big breakthrough! Your first shirtless action in a shirted environment. Repeat this several times in different shops. Keep in mind that a shopkeeper may tell you no shirt, no service. Tell him/her you don't have a shirt with you and you just want to buy... If the shopkeeper refuses to help you don't make a scene. Just leave and try another shop.
STEP 4 Visit a city
Drive to a city where nobody knows you. Take your shirt off in the car and hold it in your hand or let it hang out off the backside of your pants. Just walk around. Go to a park, be a tourist. Go shopping, you may even try a shopping mall. Dare to visit a museum but keep in mind they may ask you to put your shirt on. If so, just leave. Maybe someone will comment your bare upper body, but notice most people will say nothing at all. You may even get a compliment for being shirtless. Repeat this several times but then leave your shirt in your car to become comfortable being shirtless in everyday life. Eventually repeat this in your own town and leave your shirt at home.
STEP 5 facing the cold
Continue being shirtless outside when temperature lowers. This way you will get used to the cold. Don't shiver. Just take a minute to let your body adjust to the cold. After that you won't feel the coldness. Now your ready for a shirtless lifetime.
Starting your shirtless lifestyle in winter
When you start being shirtless during winter you can also follow the previous steps 1 to 4. But instead of a T-shirt wear a coat without anything underneath. Don't take your coat off immediately in step 2, 3 and 4. First follow these steps by losing the zipper so your bare chest is exposed. You will notice your body adjust to the cold in just one or two minutes. When you feel comfortable walking round with your bare chest exposed you can take off your coat and be shirtless. Even during wintertime.
You may want to be shirtless, but you don't have to be. Be wise. If you feel you cannot handle the cold put a coat on. Keep it safe. Be shirtless as much as possible but know your limitations.
Use Facebook to tell your friends your a shirtless guy
You want your friends to know you live the shirtless lifestyle but you don't know how to tell them? Use Facebook! Post shirtless pictures in your timeline. Now they know you don't always wear a shirt. If your friends start asking questions tell them you like being shirtless. If they look surprised when they see you shirtless on the street just say "everyone knows I'm shirtless, don't you read my Facebook updates?"