7.20.2017

Daily Habits That Can Help Relieve Your Social Anxiety

Are you struggling with social anxiety?

I guess all ordinary peeps who, like me, love writing INSTEAD of speaking their minds have suffered from social anxiety one way or the other.

For some people, the struggle is real.

Social anxiety isn’t “omg I hate people lol I wish I was sleeping and watching netflix!”

It’s “I want desperately to be able to hang out with people but I hate the feeling of sheer panic and fear I get around them so I don’t/can’t and it eats away at me every day so I end up just staying home and say I’m sleeping or watching or something/”

Social anxiety disorder gives you lots of bad days, the I-dread-to-go-out days. But treating it treating it often begins simply by looking at your daily habits.

Making minor changes can make a large impact on your anxiety feels.  These changes, no matter how small, can make a large impact on how you feel.

They can actually make you handle situations that involve other people!

Here are Daily Habits to Help With Social Anxiety

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Start Exercising


Starting your day with exercise helps a lot.

Not with just the way you look, but the way you feel!

When you put your heart into working your body out, it becomes a habit and the benefits will eventually transcend to every facet of your life.

Exercise gives you more energy, boosts your self-confidence, and gets you out of the house into more social situations.

I used to walk this lonely trail just so I could avoid people, but on weekends, I run into joggers running the trail, too.  I used to keep my head down when I see people get into my path, but when they look up, say hi and have a great morning, I lighten up and give a great smile back! 

How’s that for exercise as a happy pill?

Focus on Better Sleep

I bet you feel like you will definitely have a bad day when you just slept for four hours!

You see, sleep is very important BUT! it is especially IMPORTANT for someone who is struggling with anxiety.

When you have little sleep, you feel out of sorts and this is not really good for someone struggling with anxiety.  Lack of sleep can make you unable to handle all the stressful situations that happens on a normal day.

Having a good night’s sleep will make you happier and ABLE to handle every social situation a little easier.

Meditate Regularly

Believe it or not, meditation is a big part of the natural treatments for social anxiety.

I used to think meditation is a waste of time, but then, I realized that meditation gives you a few moments every day to not think about anything, forget your worries, and set aside all those negative feelings you have about upcoming events.

Take at least 5 minutes a day to sit in a quiet room alone, close your eyes, focus on your breathing, and really try to empty your headspace. You will notice it makes a drastic difference in what your anxiety level is each day.

Write in a Journal

Journaling is also recommended for social anxiety, since it helps you to work out your negative emotions, instead of letting them control your life. If you have an event coming up where social interactions are necessary, you can express all your feelings in the journal, and help that dump the feelings from your brain and try to change your mindset. You can also use the journal as a way to record the good days and the bad days, which helps you to find your personal anxiety triggers.

Start a Morning Routine


Morning routines take you to the next level of handling your anxiety. They include all things that are healthy for your body or mind, whether that means meditating while having your morning cup of coffee, or starting each day with a short yoga session.

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