How To Deal With Social Anxiety Without Medicine
First I would like to thank you for reading my article today, I have been dealing with social anxiety for over fifty years. I wish to share with you everything I know to help you to deal with your own social anxiety as well. There is just too much to share with you in this article, so I decided to make this a series of articles. The first and most important key is to take baby steps, if your dealing with this condition you realize how easy it is to get overwhelmed taking too big of steps too soon. The second key I recommend is improving your brain health through diet and nutrition, you can not cope with such a serious issue if your brain is not healthy. By improving your brain health you will experience less severe symptoms as your brain becomes healthier, this will allow you to move forward slowly but surely in improving your social anxiety. third step will be finding the right natural herbal supplement for you. Every supplement does not work for everyone the same, your an individual person and you need the correct herbal supplement which works with your brain chemistry. The last step which will be the one which will help you to deal and cope with your social anxiety well enough to function in social public situations, this step I will share with you all the coping skills I have learned and experimented with over the past fifty years.
What Is Social Anxiety
It is clear to me the people who decide what is a disorder and what is a chronic disease does not have to deal with this condition, I know from my own experience this can be for many of us a very debilitating disease. There are three levels of this condition, mild , moderate and severe.
Mild Social Anxiety
If you suffer from the mild level of this condition, it still has such a dramatic effect on your quality of life. People with this level usually are able to function in more social settings then the other levels, but they usually are restricted by certain social settings they will avoid as much as possible. For some it might be traveling, other it might be attending a music concert or similar crowed event. Crowds is the most common trigger for this condition, most people with this level will be able to function fairly well in life as long as they can avoid their social triggers. Also people with this level often are able to attend most social events with other people, but will avoid them if they have to attend them alone.
Moderate Social Anxiety
People with this level of the condition of course is much more restricted then people in the mild level, usually these people are still able to function pretty well. They are usually restricted to specific occupations to avoid overwhelming symptoms, more likely they attend much less social events and never alone. These people have learned how to get around their situation and still be able to function, but sadly this condition very much controls their lives. These people are much more depending on others, many things they just avoid to keep from becoming overwhelmed.
Severe Social Anxiety
This level of this condition has completely taken control of these people’ lives, I was one of these people for many years. People in this level usually are loners, often single or divorced. Marriages and relationship are very difficult for these people, their anxiety just keeps them from being able to do the things you need in a healthy loving relationship. Friendship is extremely difficult, these people are very quiet and isolate most of the time at home. Most if they ever did work, lose their jobs because of the severity of this condition. Going out just to do everyday errands most people think nothing about is very emotional and difficult for these people. It is not that these people do not have the interest to do things and go out, they just can not overcome the control of this condition. These people usually hate the way they are, often these people feel they are only existing without a purpose in life.
Social Anxiety Symptoms
The symptoms of this condition basically is the uncontrollable fear of being in large social settings, especially crowds are the main triggers for most of the people with this condition. I want to make something very clear which is very much misunderstood by people who do not have this problem, there is a huge difference between being a shy person and having this condition. As I as growing up I was labeled as just an extremely shy person, so my condition left untreated and as the years went by my symptoms became more severe. People with this condition often are quiet people, many if they have any close friends they will be very few. Most of these people prefer a small group of friends or family, many do not go out to big parties or fancy events. Most often these people are not popular in school, but at the same time they are well liked by everyone. Introverts does not come close to describing these people and their lifestyle, their hobbies usually are things they can pursue alone since they do not usually form close relationships with others. This condition causes over time other issues for them, such as depression from spending so much time alone. Frustration and low self-esteem, many really dislike themselves the way they are but they just can’t understand what is wrong with them. Sadly other people just can’t understand what these people are going through, even the simplest things for others can be very emotionally difficult and energy draining for these people.
This is just a brief description of social anxiety and how it effects people’ lives, I hope to get into this in even more detail in my next article. I hope this has been interesting enough some of you will be anxiously waiting for my next article, anxiously in a good way of course. (Smile) I assure you if you are experiencing this condition do not give up hope, if I could learn to deal with social anxiety you can too.