I am 20 still not had a job because of Social Anxiety Watch

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Hi i need serious help!

My mum keeps telling me get a job!! i dont know what to say and i actually need to get one . But i cant work in public places like restaurants where everyone is watching me . What can i do?

Do u know of any jobs where no one can see me. I cant work when people see me i get thoughts like your doing something wrong your stupid and i get nervous aswell.
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Depends, what are your qualifications?
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Hi i need serious help!

My mum keeps telling me get a job!! i dont know what to say and i actually need to get one . But i cant work in public places like restaurants where everyone is watching me . What can i do?

Do u know of any jobs where no one can see me. I cant work when people see me i get thoughts like your doing something wrong your stupid and i get nervous aswell.
Are you not taking anti anxiolytics ? You could work in a call centre or in a warehouse, stacking shelves. You need to address this anxiety or else your life will be very curtailed.
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Are you having professional help for your anxiety?
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Volunteer, go to your local library and see what activities there are on.

Remember you are there to provide a service, be kind, polite, friendly, smile, easygoing.

Do these and this will help increase your confidence.
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The only way to control your anxiety is to face it. I have anxiety too and my first job was HORRIBLE but it helped me learn how to cope with my anxiety on a day to day basis. You can do something like a call center or stacking shelves or a warehouse but you're really limiting your options and may not find those any better - you should face your fears and try a public facing role.
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just work as a KP then, or in a factory
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I am a university student

I have GCSE and BTEC qualifications thats it
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Are you having professional help for your anxiety?
No i dont know who do i go to for this?
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No i dont know who do i go to for this?
Go to your GP. If they are unhelpful, see another one. I had a referral for CBT with a psychologist and it really helped. Once your major anxiety is under control, the best way to confront your fears is sticking them out. Anxiety is essentially an over-reaction of fear towards a situation. If you can stick with a situation rather than 'running away' from it, you can train yourself to realise that there's not actually anything to fear.
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