Staying in the house all day?

If so, you’ve perhaps fallen victim to one of the greatest obstacles to overcoming social anxiety.  Staying in the house all day can be comforting and can let you avoid facing the big bad world outside, but it won’t get you any closer to the friends and relationships you crave.  You’re not getting any social practice, which can be seriously damaging in the long run.

If you want to beat social anxiety, you’ve gotta beat the hermit lifestyle.

So start small.  Here’s a simple action plan a few minutes every day.  Even if it’s just to go the store, take a walk in the park, or read an interesting book in your local bookstore or library.  Do this for about two weeks, or until you feel like it’s becoming a good habit.

Just getting this social exposure on a daily basis is invaluable, even if you’re not actively talking to people.  Why?  Because you start to feel like you’re a part of the world, living among other human beings.  You might start to realize that you’re not so “different” after all.  And that can be a powerful deterrent to social anxiety…when you realize that you’re just like everyone else, and that the world isn’t out to judge you, but to involve you.

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