Do I have social anxiety?Watch
Sorry if this is too long, I havnt done this before, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Lots of people do get anxious in life, however there is a point for some people where it can stop them from living normally. This is when help should be seeked for a happier, healthier life. If you would like my advice, I would recommend getting some help. Help doesn't need to be from a doctor, it can be regular talks from family and friends, or maybe a help app that can speak through some of your anxieties, I personally find woebot is good. There's also helplines available to talk or email, like childline or time to talk which are completely confidential but will help you out without a doctor having to find out. However speaking to a doctor means they can refer you to cbt group or individual therapy sessions and prescribe some anxiety medication to help deal with some symptoms. It's your choice how you go about treating it, but if you don't you may never be able to order fish and chips yourself. Best of luck to you
Firstly, don't feel bad that your anxiety may be less bad than others, mild/moderate anxiety exists and is every bit as valid. Secondly, do you feel like it affects your ability to live or enjoy your life? If it's making you unhappy then it's definitely something that needs to be addressed. But honestly, the absolute best advice I can give is to see a therapist and see what they say, it's the best way to know for sure and you can start working on ways to overcome it. Mental health services can be slow, but it'll definitely pay off in the long run. In the meantime, you could try visiting r/socialanxiety for more info, it's full of people discussing the effects of and recovering from SAD, so it's a great way to find people who relate and feel less alone. I really hope this helps and I wish you the best!