Experiencing social anxiety and fear of social interactions can make simple responsibilities almost impossible to overcome. An estimated 15 million American adults have social anxiety, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. With young adolescents who are transitioning to secondary school or college being particularly vulnerable. It's suggested that social anxiety disorder symptoms usually begin around the age of 13.
Anxiety disorders are common with an estimated 18% of the adult population experiencing an anxiety disorder every year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. It's safe to say that we've all been in a situation where we've felt judged, embarrassed or nervous. Whether it's giving a presentation or going on a first date. Regular social anxiety is normal. But for those that experience intense fear of being judged or rejected in social situations, day-to-day living can be hard.
The good news is that there are ways to develop new habits to help ease and overcome your social anxiety Like:
Challenge your negative and anxious thoughts
Go to a coffee shop
Create an exposure hierarchy
Don't focus on yourself
Adopt a healthier lifestyle to reduce anxiety
Take a breath
Take a breath
Find social situations and engage
Be kind to yourself
Facing your fears
time to speak up
And Many More.
Come out of Your Nutshell which is itself applaudable.