Overcoming Social Anxiety: Signs, Symptoms, and Techniques

/, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social life/Overcoming Social Anxiety: Signs, Symptoms, and Techniques

Overcoming Social Anxiety Signs Symptoms Techniques

In this infographic, you will learn everything you need to know about overcoming social anxiety.

Social anxiety is more than just being shy or getting butterflies before a social outing, speech, or interview.

You might be avoiding certain situations because it causes too much stress and you might excessively worry about what people might think of you.

You might limit the number of social interactions you must encounter and your friendships suffer or simply don’t exist.

Perhaps you turn to drug or alcohol use to cope with feelings of anxiety and worry in social settings.

When your feelings of distress and social anxiety get to the point where it is impacting how you are living your everyday life, you might be suffering from social anxiety disorder.

The symptoms of social anxiety disorder can fall under three types: mental, physical, and behavioral. Negative feelings of judgment from others can feel overwhelming and spark feelings of rejection and disapproval.

Often people with social anxiety look for signs to confirm their own negative feelings of themselves.

Feelings of powerlessness can be overwhelming but there are things you can do to ease some of those negative thoughts and feelings flooding your mind.

You often hear people saying “Just think of the positives” and “It’s no big deal”, although they might be trying to help, this isn’t very useful.



The key to overcoming social anxiety is not positive thinking but realistic thinking.

You might be overexaggerating the possible scenarios that might occur, instead think of what is likely to happen. If you are in the midst of physically losing control (rapid heartbeat, shaky, sweatiness or even light-headed), try to pay attention to your breathing. Belly breathing exercises let your body feel more relaxed and help with the shallowing of your breath when you are feeling anxious.

Even if you try some of these techniques, you may still struggle, and that doesn’t mean you have failed. Feeling anxious is more common than you think, you are only human after all.

Read this awesome infographic from FIX Blog on overcoming social anxiety:

Overcoming Social Anxiety Signs Symptoms Techniques

*This infographic was brought to us by FIX.com





Copyright © 2017 Life Advancer. All rights reserved. For permission to reprint, contact us.

Leave A Comment

Trending Articles

This Is Why Yoga Is Perfect For Your Winter Tune Up

January 17th, 2015|

While many are picking up expensive gym memberships, and enrolling at name brand studios to get started on their new years resolution, here’s a tip, you don’t have to! Yoga is an incredibly beneficial exercise for your winter tune up. No matter your age, ailments, or previous health issues, yoga can help you becoming fit without breaking your bank (or

10 Most Common Relationship Problems That Make People Leave the Ones They Love

May 16th, 2017|

If you feel overwhelmed by petty quarrels and other relationship problems, you're not alone. Breakups, sadly, happen too often. The angst of splits is painful and often unnecessary. You can dodge relationship problems if you know what causes them in the first place. Here are some which can trigger a nasty, yet avoidable split. 10 most common relationship problems that

Overcoming Social Anxiety: Signs, Symptoms, and Techniques

Send this to a friend