Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. In whichever situation your fear arises, you'll probably experience sweating, flushing, feeling your heart race or other symptoms of anxiety.
No matter what your symptoms are or where they hit you there are things you can do on your own to deal with your social anxiety.
1️⃣ For deep muscle relaxation, you will tense then relax some major muscle groups of your body, beginning with your feet and working your way towards your head and face.
2️⃣ When you're anxious your breathing becomes faster and more shallow and as a result you'll feel light-headed and dizzy bringing on more anxiety. Learning to breathe slower and more regularly through your nose will help you calm down.
3️⃣ The key to visualization is to remember a place where you felt safe and comfortable. Once you remember this place get a picture of it in your mind so clearly that you can feel see smell and even taste that place.
4️⃣ Faulty thinking is a hallmark of social anxiety. It is important to evaluate whether those thoughts are true. Ask yourself for proof.
5️⃣ By facing your anxiety, you'll find that it is usually something you can tolerate after a few exposures. Try this on a situation that brings a relatively low level of anxiety first. Focus on what's going on around you instead of what's going through your mind to distract yourself from anxious thoughts.
This year I am committed to doing the things that set my soul of fire, not just some day but every single day!
Why?? Well why the heck not?? So long I was 'stuck' waiting for the right time, the right idea, motivation, the right words..the perfect plan....figure it all out... Truth is I had so many fears....and my fears kept me stuck:
Fear of expressing my true self
Fear of being Judged
Fear of letting people down
Fear of money
Fear of rejection.
My fears kept me stuck and took me to a mental state of 'fucked'
What has changed?
Recognising....Fear is just that little voice of my false self (ego) trying to sabotage me.
I was not put on this earth to play small, play dumb, hide away and neither are you. I am a unique badass that conspires with the universal energy of this world and shows up for life. For myself and for everyone around me.....AND SO ARE YOU. .
I don't have things all figured out and that's pretty fun....today has been epic... I have so much passion and energy running through me at times I think I might fucking explode! I am LIT UP! 🔥🔥🔥 .
Stop hiding...trust yourself....you know what to do!
15616 hours ago
No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future🙏
I keep writing shit down in my notes, like I know this looks like a poem but it’s just genuinely a reminder. Lately my abusive ex is on my mind, not in a bad way, my new meds help with flashbacks. But I just wonder how his head is doing, I wonder what he is up to, I wonder what his day consists of, I wonder if he ever thinks of me and feels bad? Probably not, but it’s just a thought. I like all his posts on insta, they are kinda generic though:/ I shouldn’t be thinking of him at all but he was the first person I loved so I guess he won’t ever be forgotten. I sometimes think I don’t deserve better, like he was what I deserved, and I shouldn’t set my standards so high, I shouldn’t let people in, I shouldn’t be so loving and caring because what if I got hurt again. In more ways than one. I’m young and stuff but I always wonder if I have felt love, like I think I have? But my mom tells me every love is different and sometimes there is love in a lesser way and I shouldn’t stop searching for someone until I find the love that feels right and makes me forget about all of the other ones. I’m scared I’ll never find my soulmate:/ like what if I never find them? Or what if I’ve already met them? What if they are some stranger? What if it’s someone I don’t want it to be? What if im not meant to have a soulmate? What if im gonna be alone? IDK MY MIND IS CROWDED
Shout out to all the women who support and uplift each other instead of being each other down. And shout out to all the men who who behave like men and not like women 😁 #facts#manifest#positivevibes#positivelife