Tips for dealing with social anxiety in college/Sixth Form? Watch
If I stutter when speaking, I get really embarrassed and feel as though I sound nervous, which causes me to be put of socialising for the rest of the day. When I'm in a good mood, I can be quite chatty and I've been told I'm really funny to speak to. I just wish I could be that person more often.
Does anyone have any anxiety for overcoming social anxiety? Can you share any personal experience?
Something I did to overcome talking to people was asking random people at uni for directions or for a pen in lectures or something, small things like that. It really helped with my stutter. At first I couldn't even get words out but I've improved a lot. I can speak to new people now. Of course I can still get nervous in social situations now and I'm not perfect but I'm more confident and more forgiving to myself if I say something weird and awkward.
I also have medication for anxiety which helps in social situations. But I think my biggest improvement came from talking to as many people as I could.
Try not to be harsh on yourself. And breathe!!!