Anxiety is a type of mental disorder. Anxiety, specially Social Anxiety, is a very common condition that affects a huge number of people across America and around the world.
It is broadly defined as a sense of unease and discomfort; feelings of uncertainty and apprehension about the outcome of certain future events.
In the US, up to 16 per cent of the population suffers from an anxiety related disorder that has prevailed for at least one year.
Social anxiety is a type of psychological disorder where a sufferer of this type of anxiety suffers from feelings of apprehension, fear, discomfort and worry whenever they are in a social setting or is interacting with other people.
It is often in a situation where the person is apprehensive especially if being scrutinized or assessed and evaluated by others. The fear and apprehension may be so intense that the person suffering from this condition experiences intense distress and is unable to work properly.
The following are some of the signs and symptoms that this condition is associated with
Social anxiety may be triggered by the following conditions
There are several steps that can be taken in order to overcome and conquer this psychological condition. These are listed below.
Before attending or participating in a social event, it is very important that thorough and adequate preparations are put in place so as any possible outcome has a suitable response. Playing the scenario expected to unfold beforehand is important.
Role playing is a good form of practice. If a presentation or speech is to be made, then it is important to research adequately for the presentation.
Get involved in Social Interactions
When an individual gets used to participating in social events and interacting with other people, it helps build their confidence and also helps reduce their apprehension and anxiety levels.
It is also very important that the person joins a support network and group of people who suffer from this condition. This way, the participants benefit from breaking the fear barrier and set them free.
Develop positive thoughts and feelings
By learning how to develop positive thinking and positive feelings can help out a lot. Speaking positively to oneself and developing positive and encouraging messages is also an important part of the process.
An individual should constantly remind themselves that they are strong, courageous, wonderful and loved. Positive thinking should be encouraged as well as soothing and calming thoughts should also be encouraged.
It helps if the affected person is healthy both physically and mentally. A good way of maintaining physical health is by engaging in regular exercises. Exercising keeps the body fit and healthy and also helps the body eliminate toxins, waste and other harmful products in their body.
It is very important to consume a healthy and balanced diet. Focus and emphasis should be on increasing the intake of natural foods, plenty of fruits and vegetables.
A healthy diet will ensure that the body as well as the brain will receive all the necessary nutrients for healthy living, which in turn leads to a healthier body which can then help get rid of the social anxiety disorder.
Final Sentence: Stay Confident and Stay Happy.