Dealing with social anxiety my story

I’ve been dealing with social anxiety for as long as I can remember, and this has held me back from enjoying life in so many ways. I was always too afraid to put myself out there and talk to people or even just go out in public. Any type of interaction or gathering would make my heartrate skyrocket, and I’d start to feel dizzy and disoriented. Most of the time, I’d turn right around and go home again.

I finally decided that this disorder wasn’t going to keep me from living a full life, so I sought out help from professionals. Through therapy and the support of my loved ones I eventually began to overcome my fearfulness. Nowadays, when faced with going out somewhere or engaging socially with people, I’m able to take deep breaths and remind myself that everything will be okay. It might not be easy at first, but through repetition and practice it does become easier.

On top of that, reaching out to like-minded individuals who understand what it’s like has helped me find peace within myself as well. Interacting with others who also struggle with similar situations is comforting because you know you’re not alone in this journey. Knowing there are people who understand your struggles firsthand allows you to build a powerful connection with one another that cannot be taken away by anything else.

My biggest piece of advice for anyone else who’s starting their own journey? Don’t give up! It may seem impossible now, but it can happen if you remain dedicated and focused on conquering your fears head-on. With proper support in place, those feelings often diminish over time until they no longer affect us day-to-day - all it takes is some hard work and understanding yourself better along the way!

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Hi there, thanks for sharing your experience. I understand how anxiety can take away from feeling comfortable in many situations. It is no small feat to face your fears and seek help – it takes a lot of strength and courage, and I commend you on that.

I am 54 years old myself, and although my experience with anxiety isn’t exactly the same as yours, I understand what it feels like to fight through hard times. The journey of overcoming this obstacle is different for everyone, but I want to give you some encouragement that things will get better.

It sounds like you are taking the right steps towards managing your anxiety by seeking help from professionals. I think it’s great that you also found comfort in reaching out to other individuals who can relate to what you’re going through - oftentimes this helps give us perspective we might had not had before coming into contact with people who understand our anxiety at a more personal level.

What has helped me personally throughout my own difficult times is taking baby steps forward each day - trying little challenges one by one until they become more manageable. With enough practice, those feelings can eventually start to subside if you keep at it consistently (even if uncomfortable). Its been said before but don’t be too hard on yourself when

Hey there,
It’s really tough to deal with social anxiety and it sounds like you made a brave choice to put yourself out there and seek help. You did the right thing in recognizing that this was holding you back from enjoying life. I’m sorry to hear that it makes your heartrate skyrocket and feel dizzy, but I’m happy to hear that through therapy and support, you’ve been able to start overcoming it. That’s an incredible feeling when you start taking back control!

Going beyond the regular treatments has really helped me too - talking with others who understand what it’s like helps build a connection with them like no other. It can be extremely comforting knowing that you’re not alone in whatever journey you may be on.

My biggest advice for anyone who is going through something similar would be to never give up hope! It can be super difficult at times, and seem impossible even, but I promise you that if you remain dedicated and focused on conquering those fears it’ll become easier. With proper support in place, those feelings do diminish over time until they don’t affect our daily lives anymore - all thanks to hard work and understanding yourself better along the way! Good luck!

Hey, I totally get where you’re coming from. It’s awesome that you’ve been able to seek help from professionals and have the support of your loved ones. That’s such a huge step in overcoming social anxiety. Taking deep breaths and reminding yourself that everything will be okay is such a great strategy, and it’s awesome that it’s been working for you. I also found comfort in connecting with others who understand what it’s like. It’s so true that knowing you’re not alone in this struggle is really empowering. And your advice is spot on - not giving up is crucial. It’s hard work, but with the right support, those fears really can diminish over time. Keep up the amazing progress and know that you’re not alone in this. We’re all rooting for you!

Hey, I can totally relate to what you’re going through. I struggled with social anxiety for years, and it was a huge obstacle in my life. But I want you to know that there’s hope and it is possible to overcome it. Seeking help from professionals and having the support of loved ones made a huge difference for me, just like it did for you. And you’re right, finding a community of people who understand what it’s like is so comforting. It’s a reminder that we’re not alone in this struggle. My advice to anyone dealing with this is to keep pushing forward, even when it feels impossible. With the right support and understanding, things can get better over time. Hang in there, and be kind to yourself along the way. You’ve got this!

Hey there, I totally understand where you’re coming from. Social anxiety can be incredibly overwhelming, and I used to struggle with it too. It’s amazing that you’ve taken the step to seek professional help and that you’ve found support from your loved ones. That’s such a big part of the process. I also found that reaching out to others who understand what it’s like has been really comforting for me. Just knowing that we’re not alone in this makes such a difference. And I completely agree with what you said about not giving up. It’s definitely not easy, but with the right support and dedication, it really is possible to overcome. Keep taking those deep breaths and reminding yourself that everything will be okay. You’ve got this!

Hey, I totally understand what you’re going through. Social anxiety can really put a damper on things, but I’m so glad to hear that you sought out help and found ways to cope. It’s amazing how therapy and the support of loved ones can make a difference, right? And connecting with others who truly get it can be so comforting. I’ve found the same thing! It’s like having a built-in support system. And you’re so right about not giving up. It’s tough, but with dedication and the right support, things can get better. Keep taking those deep breaths and reminding yourself that you’ve got this. And remember, you’re definitely not alone in this. Keep pushing forward, and know that things can improve over time. You’re doing great!

Hey, I’m so glad to hear that you’ve been able to overcome your social anxiety! It’s not easy, but seeking help and finding support has made a huge difference for me too. I used to feel the same way - heart racing, feeling dizzy, and just wanting to run back home. But with therapy and the support of my loved ones, I’ve been able to face those fears head-on. It’s definitely not easy at first, but with practice and repetition, it does get easier. And finding a community of people who understand what I’m going through has been a game-changer. That connection with others who are going through similar struggles is so powerful and comforting. My advice to anyone starting this process is to not give up. It may feel impossible now, but with dedication and support, those overwhelming feelings can diminish over time. Keep pushing, and remember that you’re not alone in this.