If you find yourself doing everything you can to avoid those social situations which make you feel uncomfortable, you’re probably suffering from social anxiety. More than just shyness, if you don’t… manage to get this under control it could affect all aspects of your life from getting a job to finding a partner.
So if you’re looking for ways on how to overcome social anxiety and shyness, read on.
People find themselves becoming anxious in all kinds of social situations. From meeting new people to public speaking, many people find being the center of attention a very uncomfortable feeling. In fact they’ll do anything they can to shrink back and stay out of the limelight, whether they’re in school or at a social gathering.
We all know the kid who never answered any questions in class, or the guy who would never ask the girls to dance. But if that person is you, what can you do about it?
How Are You Dealing With Anxiety?
While avoiding the situation in the first place might seem to be the logical solution, in reality this will just make the whole thing worse, not to mention that you’re going to miss out on a lot of fun things. Facing your fear head on will help you to realize that you’ve nothing to worry about and that most of the things you fear are in your head.
However, you may want to tackle the problem in small steps. Start by working out what it is that you’re afraid of. Are you worried that people will laugh at you? Are you scared of making a mistake or embarrassing yourself in some way? Think of the worst thing that can happen. The more you think about it you’ll begin to see that the outcome you dread is not very likely to happen.
Once you realize this, replace those negative thoughts with a positive experience instead. Imagine yourself doing everything perfectly and everyone being really happy and pleased to see you. It’s amazing what the power of thought can do.
Is There A Way To Relax To Overcome Social Anxiety?
Another way of overcoming social anxiety and shyness is to practice some relaxation techniques before you put yourself in a particular situation. Learn some deep breathing and meditation. Learn how to control your breathing and arm yourself with a few techniques to cool yourself down if you find yourself blushing.
And don’t forget, it’s OK to tell someone that you’re a little nervous or shy. Chances are that they’re feeling exactly the same way. Even the most confident looking people suffer from shyness and anxiety, they’ve just learned ways to cope and hide it.
Is There A Treatment For Overcoming Social Anxiety?
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Remember, a lifetime of dealing with social anxiety will only leave you alone and frustrated, wondering what could have been. This is your chance to change your life forever…for good.