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Social anxiety has plagued me for much of my life, and just when I think I’ve overcome it, it alwa

Social anxiety has plagued me for much of my life, and just when I think I’ve overcome it, it alwa

Social anxiety has plagued me for much of my life, and just when I think I’ve overcome it, it always flares up again. I used to get pretty down on myself about it, but luckily I’ve developed some coping techniques that I’ve found really helpful in managing it:
1. When my body and mind start to feel the need to retreat to a space on my own where I can calm down and breathe deeply, heed the warning that they are sending me.
2. Have compassion for myself during social events, and don’t harshly judge my frequent need to disappear for a bit when I need to decompress and reenergize.
3. Mantra: It’s okay to take breaks and not be “on” all the time.
4. Have a list of life questions compiled in my mind, to ask others and fill the space when I feel at a loss for words and that deer in headlights sensation starts to arise inside me.
5. Utilize the calming and healing powers of CBD to help slow my racing mind and heart, and make each breath I take that much deeper (this week I tried out @medterracbd and it was super effective.)
Do you have social anxiety? If so, what are some of the coping mechanisms that have been most helpful to you? Please comment and share so we can all learn from your journey. 💗
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📸: @alexjay
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