How can you get out of your shy habit?

You have to build up your confidence and self esteem, you can do it!!! There are many self help books out but I like books by Louise Hay they are excellent. Your city library is a great place to start too. Another thing that will help you is your thoughts you are telling yourself about "you". We all criticize ourselves. Find the things about yourself that you like (yes, you do have many I'm sure) build on those. Being shy is not fun, I know, I was shy when I was younger and so was my husband, it's a miracle we ever go together. Many people are shy but you don't know it because they hide it by being very quiet and are loners.