How to Cope with Social Anxiety Disorder

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Social Anxiety Treatment

Social anxiety disorder (also called social phobia) is a mental health condition. It is an intense, persistent fear of being watched and judged by others. This fear can affect work, school, and other day-to-day activities.

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Fix Anxiety with DIY Techniques

Anxiety doesn’t always require professional intervention. Everyone faces small anxiety-causing events every day, and people can usually brush them off. There are things each person does to cope with these stressors.

Get a Pet

One of the most popular anti-anxiety hacks is to get a pet. Building a healthy relationship with an animal is a source of great joy. You can get a dog or a cat, but sometimes, you don’t have the room for a large animal. Birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, and even fish are also good for your soul.

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Take a Friend

It is easier to face social situations when you don’t go it alone. When you are invited to a party or have the opportunity to interact with others socially, ask a friend to go with you. It is especially helpful if your friend knows you have social anxiety. Having a wingman can have a calming effect that is surprisingly powerful, helping you feel grounded and safe. And you don’t have to stick with just one friend. Some people prefer to attend social functions with a small group of friends. The more supportive people you know who are there, the easier it can be.

Find Natural Remedies

Physical exercise for anxiety is a good long-term treatment. I like to work out every day for an hour, and when I do, I experience dramatic improvements in my mood. My anxiety goes down and my optimism goes up. I have more energy and I feel stronger and more capable of facing the challenges of the day. Cardio workouts are especially helpful to burn off stress and increase positive energy.

Breathing Exercises for Anxiety

I’ve often been asked for fast and easy solutions to anxiety. Fortunately, I always have an answer. Breathing exercises are very effective at reducing anxiety, and they work very quickly. When I feel anxious, my first response is to take a really deep breath. Because I have a history of practicing breathing exercises for anxiety, it often does the trick immediately.

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Professional Healing for Social Anxiety Disorders

In some cases, nothing you do by yourself can cure your social anxiety disorder. Support from therapists, coaches, and other mental health professionals can make your progress easier, and even make it enjoyable. You don’t have to go it alone.

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