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A few months ago I wrote about some of the tools I use to deal with social anxiety.
Because I know that there are never enough resources when it comes to helping us handle it, I want to introduce you to a workbook I use.
I bought it last year but only started using it a few months ago when I was feeling ready to face my fear of people and interactions. It has been holding me back for decades.
My most favourite thing about this workbook is how it guides you from recognizing what holds you back, helping you find the right medication if you wish to take them, to giving small challenges to push you out of your comfort zone.
You start with being very clear on what fears you have and then over time you grow strong enough to put yourself in situations that make you feel uncomfortable but will ultimately help you evolve.
There is absolutely no rushing, just making sure you are taking small steps.
While other workbooks I use are very much like journals and contain a ton of writing exercises, this one works a bit differently. Every chapter is meant to help you reach the state where you are willing to go out there and communicate with strangers.
This social anxiety workbook is very helpful, especially if you lack support from your family and friends. I felt like I was guided by a therapist because of the way it is written.
You are seen, understood and encouraged.
I don’t know about you but I love when I feel these things while pouring my heart out on paper. Instead of holding myself back, I now want to bravely face the obstacles and tackle my fears.
You too can have that. We both deserve to be able to go out, meet new friends and have a good time with them. We are social animals, right?
We got this!