How to fix social anxiety??Watch
I have a high level of social anxiety and overthink every single thing and it affects my life hugely . I don’t know what to do to control this it’s ruining my life please help
1. Got more comfortable talking about it with friends and parents -> eventually gp
2. Started cbt
3. Cbt didn't help me a lot so started medication (prozac) which helps a tiny bit but combined with a change in my frame of mind (maybe from cbt or because I'm more comfortable expressing my emotions in general) I feel a lot better
First off. There’s not a “cure” you can’t magically get rid of it, however learning to adapt is important.
First off find something that calms you, use that when you can
Think of the anxious part of yourself like an anxious friend, comfort that part of yourself and reassure yourself that you are never as strange and awkward as you think. Because you’re not.
Even Breathing is important, it’s common for anxious people to hold their breath unconsciously, breathe in for three seconds and breathe out for three seconds it’ll steady your heart rate.
Sweating heavily is also common, get good deodorant and keep it in your bag apply in bathrooms.
Chewing gum will help you feel less stressed as the primal part of your brain knows you wouldn’t be eating if you where In danger. Gum will also make your breath fresh which is always good.
When you get an anxious thought think to yourself “is that true or is it my anxiety?” You’ll learn to separate the stupid anxious thoughts from your actual thoughts.
Feel free to pm me for help