You know that socially anxious feeling you get when somebody talks to you and you don’t know what to say back, those long pauses on a first date, and the anxiety at the thought of meeting new people?
Most of this social anxiety is created by not having enough to talk about. You’re not doing enough in your life to have things to talk about.
I know this was true at the height of my social anxiety. I cocooned myself in my own little world, and when it came to speaking to others I didn’t have anything to say.
When I plucked up the courage to try new things, get new hobbies and speak to new people, it was surprising just how much I had to say for myself, and in turn, how much easier it was to fill the awkward silences.
A great place to start is reading or watching informative vids on YouTube – Tedx always has someone interesting to watch.
ARE YOU DEALING WITH ANXIETY?
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