Next to self amusement, (basically the ability to make yourself laugh and have fun without the validation of others) is another powerful concept that the PUAs like to call positive expectation.
The simple explanation is that you get what you expect out of any given situation at any given moment. If you expect things to go well, then they will and if you expect weirdness and awkwardness, then there you have it.
Expectation works on a meta/subconscious level at times and it really ties into to how you feel. It’s almost as if manifest the conditions to confirm your feelings.
The key here is focusing more on WHAT YOU WANT as opposed to focusing on WHAT YOU DON’T WANT.