By: Justin Hill
I’m at work, writing up a project and it hits me – the worry, the anxiety. It comes and goes, but it is very persistent. I worry if my work is up to par, whether I am doing it fast enough, what my co-workers are doing/thinking, how my boss sees me. It builds slowly and is a sinking feeling in my chest. It’s uncomfortable and I imagine the worst-case scenarios. It sucks. This is my experience of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
By: Justin Hill
Like people throwing around the phrase “I’m OCD” or “I get depressed a lot,” the phrase “I’m just shy” is not what social anxiety disorder (also called social phobia) is. In fact, it’s far beyond just “being shy” – that’s why it has disorder in the name.
Today’s society wants to sugarcoat things, they want to dull them down, keep things politically correct. Well, social anxiety disorder shouldn’t be put in this category. It’s a disorder and it's something that should be taken (and dealt with) seriously.
Knowing that, I want to provide you with 6 ways to combat the insidious suffering you may be experiencing because of social anxiety disorder.
My goal is not to mollify things or step around the issue, pat you on the back, and give you some “positive thinking” ideology. I’m here to provide some real-world techniques to help you deal with social anxiety disorder.
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