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Best Ways To Get Rid Of Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is not any different from shyness apart from the fact that the anxiety can be more severe and stressful compared to shyness. If you have social anxiety, then you will have difficulties living quality life and dealing with every day chores or tasks. When you are aware of your social anxiety, it will get easier for you to handle it and get around it for that matter. Here are a few tips that can help you get rid of the social anxiety that is making your life unbearable.

Accept yourself – This is very important when it comes to dealing with social anxiety. To accept the person you are, you will need to accept that we all can't be the same and it is the differences that make us who we are. The society needs both the introverts and the extroverts to be complete and none is better than the other, they all have their parts to play. If you are not the talkative type, then you probably make a very good listener and this strikes a balance. Be happy with whom you are.

Sink into your fear, and let it happen – Is it that speaking in front of people scares you stiff? Try exposing yourself into that very situation and let the worst happen. When you jump right into your fears, you will realize that there was really nothing to be anxious about. Sure, you might still get the nerves before you do it, but you will still push through and make it happen. When you start getting used to what make you anxious you find your social fears lessening by the day.

Give yourself a challenge – When it comes to social anxiety, staying in your comfort zone will do very little in helping you make any considerable progress in getting over it. Allow yourself to be daring enough to try new experiences and learn new things that help challenge your fears. The more challenges you take, the stronger you become hence the less terrified you are.

Visualize positives – If you have social anxiety, you tend to focus more on how terrible the situation is likely to go. For instance, if you are approaching someone you like and you are anxious, your thoughts will be fixed on getting negative reactions from them and the more you think about them the more terrified you will feel about making the approach. Instead of this, try and visualize how that person will light up and warm up to you when you approach them and you will propel yourself right into it.

Remember, you aren't alone – The fact is that there are so many other people going through social anxiety every single day. It helps to remember that you are not alone. Feeling lonely will only make you feel like an outcast and like you don't fit and this will make the situation worse for you. When that anxious moment strikes, feel encouraged that nothing is wrong with you and you will be stronger to get over the situation.

Social anxiety can drag you in achieving your real potential, but fortunately it is something that you can successfully work on to make a positive impact in your life. It simply helps to change your mindset.

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