We get lots of questions about social anxiety. People want to know if everyone feels the way they do or if their social habits are ‘normal. Social anxiety is when you feel nervous, tense, or uncomfortable in social situations because you’re worried other people are judging you. It’s much more than feeling shy and not wanting to speak up in big groups. It can really take control and impede your everyday life. ’Basically, Social anxiety disorder is often misunderstood and many people could be suffering in silence. There are some ways to help ease and overcome your social anxiety.
One of the easiest ways to get more comfortable in one-on-one conversations or group discussions is to ask questions. Ask people open questions which require more than just a "yes" or "no" answer. Make a point of remembering what they tell you and referring back to it later to demonstrate you were interested enough to take it in.
Eating or drinking in front of others
When you are calm, everything seems manageable.So enjoying your food and having a great conversation with others.
Don’t care about peoples judgment
Everyone experiences social interactions where they get along with other people great, and times where they don't hit it off. It's just part of life and has nothing to do with how likable you are. You're working toward comprehensive confidence, so what matters most is that you're working on your list. You're trying.
Do Something Exciting
Try something totally off-the-wall like a hot air balloon ride or a zip-line adventure. Lose yourself in an exciting adventure and forget about your social anxiety. Best of all, the next time someone asks you what you do for fun, you will have a great story to tell.
Stop Trying to Be Perfect
No one is perfect in this world so stop being perfect. Perfectionism and social anxiety often go hand in hand. Everything that you say and everything you do doesn't have to be perfect. Make a point of being imperfect and taking chances for a day.
Facing your fears
The last step is to face your fears. It’s impossible to overcome social anxiety if you don’t expose yourself to situations that make you anxious. By using avoidance as a tool to cope, you won’t be helping yourself or encouraging personal growth.
Overcoming social anxiety is a long journey and it takes time for new neural pathways for social interactions to form. Although it seems like an impossible obstacle, it’s so worth overcoming so you can live your life to the fullest.