6 TIPS TO COPE WITH SOCIAL ANXIETY

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We all want to have great relationships, have friends, be a great co-worker, voice our opinions and be a part of life. Social anxiety will sabotage these wishes!

Social anxiety makes us fear interactions with people even when we would love to make friends. Fear of being judged, fear that we might say something stupid, fear of embarrassment and more fears. We don't make eye contact, we might sweat profusely, breath fast, blush and the list goes on.

We realize the fears are irrational but we can't really think or will them away. But we can learn coping strategies and skills to challenge and change what we believe and how we think, and behave in social situations. Therapy can help.

Here are some tips to help cope with social anxiety

Make eye contact

Make small talk

Ask questions but don't plaster the  listener with too many questions.  

You are not the FBI.

Try some humor

Be patient with yourself. 

Make yourself  comfortable. Pay attention to your breath, breathing slowly and deeply, longer on the exhale.

Repeat.

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