That is, of course, with a natural progression from the easier things to the more difficult things. It’s key to go easy on yourself, but not too easy–work on things that are challenging, yet manageable, and then when you’ve mastered that, move on to something a little bit more daunting.
If you’re terrified of talking to people at parties, start showing up to them for 15-30 minutes at a time. Then, move on to smiling at people once they’ve caught sight of you. Then, move on to a simple introduction, such as “Hey, how do you know the host?”
It’s also key to take action. Perhaps more people could cure themselves of social anxiety if they would only start putting knowledge into action, every single day, on a consistent basis. If SA has turned your life upside down, it’s probably not easy to be consistent at anything. But it’s possible–and well worth it.
The take-away: take it easy, but take action today!