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A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With The First Step

In your struggles with social anxiety, keep in mind:  the first step is usually the hardest.  You might be overwhelmed with fear of social situations, loneliness, and depression, wondering if things will ever improve; you might even erroneously conclude that … Continue reading

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Social Anxiety at Parties: How to Become More Engaged at Parties if You Have Social Anxiety

Parties are a part of life for many people–they’re fun occasions to gather with friends, meet new people, and dive into some interesting conversations.  However, if you have social anxiety at parties, such events can seem “forbidden” to you. The … Continue reading

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Changing your life…

…Happens with you. Not with other people, not with better circumstances. When you have social anxiety, it’s easy to fall into a pattern of thinking where you’re desperate for someone to break through and relieve your loneliness, for someone to … Continue reading

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Social Anxiety and Loneliness: How to Make Friends When You’re Shy and Lonely

One of the biggest detractors from your quality of life when you have social anxiety, besides the anxiety itself, is loneliness.  The pain of not having any friends can begin to gnaw away at your sense of self, leaving you … Continue reading

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Are You the Only Person in the World with Social Anxiety?

Are you completely alone?  Convinced that NOBODY in the world knows the horrors of social anxiety the way you do?  Do you feel like a complete outcast who nobody will ever be able to understand? Then watch this: Now, if … Continue reading

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Social Anxiety and Dating: How to Start Dating Successfully When You Have Social Anxiety

Social anxiety and dating are often thought of as mutually exclusive. If the mating ritual is hard for a shy person,the idea of dating can be downright terrifying for someone who has social anxiety disorder. So much of what happens … Continue reading

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Shyness and Social Anxiety: What’s the Difference?

Photo Credit: alexanderdrachmann, CC BY-SA, via Flickr Many people are confused by and misguided on the difference between shyness and social anxiety.  They are related, but they definitely aren’t the same thing. Here are some of the essential features that … Continue reading

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Anybody and Everybody Could Use a Good Friend

Social anxiety can really mess with your mind, causing all kinds of doubts, insecurities, and distortions of your self-concept.  One of the things that it convinces us of is that we’re not worthy to be good friends to others. But … Continue reading

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Social Anxiety and Limiting Beliefs

If you have SA, one thing that can block your progress is a set of limiting beliefs. What are limiting beliefs?  They’re things you believe/attitudes you have that do one or more of the following: Make you feel bad about … Continue reading

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Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Overcoming social anxiety, like attacking most big issues in life, is all about stepping outside of your comfort zone. That is, of course, with a natural progression from the easier things to the more difficult things.  It’s key to go … Continue reading

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