There are tens of millions who privately endure some degree of social anxiety. The vast majority face this in many ways each day of their lives in diverse situations. When you think about it, there are many similarities to feelings of fear and high anxiety. Our body can react to fear in quite a few ways from dry mouth to flushed palms and twitchy lips. If that identifies you in certain social situations, then you know full well that it is discouraging and no fun. If you need to do something concrete concerning your own social anxiety, then we have some excellent tips you can discover.
You can find very many reasons for social anxiousness as well as contributors. For instance, you may have a job that requires you to work alone all the time. If you usually are not around people a lot, then you get used to it and that could be problematic. But those factors can be aggravated by values such as low self worth and related feelings and thoughts. So you can begin to change things when you make an effort to go out and be around people in some way. If that idea makes you nervous, then just do it in very small steps – but do it. Even so, consider what is feasible with this. One example is, you can volunteer in your neighborhood or place of worship if that applies. Anything you can perform that allows or forces you to get around people will help.
Try to become more conscious of what you think each day. You may by now realize that you engage in guessing or wondering what other people are thinking about as it relates to you. Actually that is something that maybe all people have done at one time or another. It is fascinating because we feel when people engage in this activity they only consider in terms of negative views other people may have about them. So if you do this, in a rather heavy and negative way, then you need to take immediate steps to curb that. Furthermore, what you should plan for is changing that habit of thinking and substitute it with something positive. Just understand what you are doing – you are claiming to recognize what people think and feel about you. Obviously, that is not something anyone can do to any appreciable extent.
You do have the capability to change your mind – commit to changing your thought patterns to something far more positive. We know this takes energy, but it is certainly manageable and worth the effort. This is about shifts in perspective and frame of reference in life. Then, you keep working at it until it develops into a habit. In addition, you can do this in much less time than you may be thinking is possible. Research has revealed that you can form new habits in as low as two to three weeks. The obvious connection is you’ll be far less prone to interpreting what others say, or guessing negative thoughts, when your outlook is more positive.