7 Calming Methods to Deal with Social Anxiety ...

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We all get nervous in certain situations, so it’s helpful to have methods to deal with social anxiety.

Everyone has their moments of shyness.

Nerves are nothing to be ashamed of.

If you struggle with them often, there are methods to deal with social anxiety.2

1. Just Count

Take advice from Jack Shepherd and count to five whenever you’re feeling scared.

“I'd let the fear in, let it take over, let it do its thing, but only for five seconds, that's all I was going to give it.” As soon as those seconds are up, let yourself relax.

One of the best methods to deal with social anxiety is by letting your doubts wash over you, but only temporarily.

You can’t let your fear win forever.

2. Keep Keepsakes

Keep something on you that brings back good memories.

Have a photograph of your last birthday or maybe even of your favorite celebrity?

Keep the photo in your wallet, or simply set it as your phone’s background.

If words speak louder to you, write a list of your best qualities and keep it somewhere safe.

Whenever you’re feeling nervous, use it as a source of strength to make it through anything.2

3. Dress to Impress

If you know you’re going to a party or event that you’ll be uncomfortable during, give yourself time to prep for it.

If you wear something that gives you confidence, your anxiety level will drop.

It’s cliche, but when you look good, you feel good.2

Appearances aren’t everything, but your body impacts your mind.

You might as well dress well, because even if the night goes horribly, you can at least say your outfit was cute.

4. Everyone Understands

You might feel anxious because you’re worried about doing or saying the wrong thing.2

It’s always possible that you’re going to do something you regret.

However, everyone is in the same position.

Even the most gorgeous, popular celebrities have horror stories about their embarrassing moments.

Remember that you aren’t alone in your fear.

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