Overcoming Shyness and Social Anxiety
As anyone who suffers from shyness knows there are all levels and types of shyness and some lead to full on anxiety. Whilst some will are worse than others we can control them all with the right treatment, remedies and positive attitude.
Overcoming Shyness Positive Attitude.
I am not saying that a positive attitude is in itself how to deal with social anxiety but I am saying it will go a long way to helping and may in fact be all we need to overcome the very first levels of shyness.
Many of us are just natural “shy” yet this in itself can be seen as a social anxiety, some of us are more affected by others and need to consider how we would deal with this. If we are able to begin overcoming shyness we may in fact have the natural remedies for our so called anxiety and remove this from our life also.
Most of us are shy to some extend and it really does just depend on the situation, certainly positive attitude and understanding that shyness is a natural reaction are two natural remedies for dealing with our anxiety.
Overcoming Shyness and Social Anxiety.
Overcoming shyness and social anxiety can be a difficult thing to do imagine, If we had to make a speech in front of a lot of people that would intimidate most of us and leave us feeling just a bit frightened and shy. I am friendly with someone who has helped me quite a bit, once he had to speak off the cuff to almost 400 people in an auditorium, the people were executives and used to quality and well prepared talks and discussions. He tells me he was scared stiff but he managed it, yet he cannot speak at family gatherings and if he does get forced into speaking he will be very poor mess up and perhaps offend some of his family without trying to do so in any way.
Different situations and different circumstances can leave most of us feeling anxious and we all need to know how to be overcoming shyness and anxiety in the different situations. and just what are the remedies.
Social anxiety is a defined condition, one which is often mis- diagnosed into something a lot more serious and this in itself will often lead to considerable stress and of course a deep feeling of anxiousness.
Often social anxiety or extreme shyness is seen as some kind of weakness and ridiculed by people with little understanding of the factors which cause some of us to freeze or get very anxious and nervous in social situations.
Once at a lecture tips overcoming shyness were discussed and I was told that when being interviewed you should just imagine the other person naked to strip them of power and make you feel much better. This frankly has never worked for me not even when I wanted to laugh out loud.
The treatment for this disorder is often prescription drugs from you medical practioner or counselling sessions with a therapist.
This can be effective and certainly what works for one might not work for another, the only certain thing is we should always consult with our medial advisor.
Overcoming Shyness in Children
Often shyness begins in childhood, there are so many different reasons for this and we cannot possibly go into them here. However what we can say is that if you want to help to begin overcoming shyness in children you must be patient. Find something they like doing and see if you can introduce them into a like minded group and let them find their way, do not push this will not help.
We did mention right up front that we all learn about overcoming shyness and how to overcome anxiety in our own way and this has therefore got to be by trial and error. I certainly like the advice given to me that if nervous when meeting people or having to speak etc, you should always remember that most of them will be just as nervous, that it will be over quickly and that it will not kill you.
If we wish to learn about overcoming shyness we must practice the various methods, we must ask our family and friends for support and we must never ever allow it to take over as this will only make it worse.