Overcoming social anxiety is a big step in every person's life. It's not something that happens overnight, but it's not something that will take forever to happen either. The time it takes will greatly depend on how serious your fears are and how determined you are to conquer them.

If you want to know the tricks to overcoming social anxiety, read on!

Step 1: Stop Thinking Negative Thoughts.

Stop thinking about how you never get the time of day or how you're sure people are going to laugh at your accent. Stop thinking that you're only setting yourself up for total embarrassment or that nobody will listen to you when you talk.

All these negative thoughts are only messing up your game. Instead, you should keep your thoughts positive.

Why don't you create your own positive mantra and repeat it to yourself several times everyday? Having a positive mantra like "I am a very likeable person" can do wonders to your performance.

Step 2: Go Out With A Group Of Friends.

When it comes to overcoming social anxiety, you need to be comfortable first and foremost. Why don't you start by going out with your closest friends or even your family?

Ask people you trust to show you the ropes. That way, you at least know nothing bad is going to happen to you. It might be scary at first; but if you really want to overcome your situation, you must be prepared to take the necessary steps.

Step 3: Go To Familiar Places.

Overcoming social anxiety does not happen overnight, so don't push yourself to the limit especially when you're just beginning to get the hang of it.

Aside from hanging out with people you already know, make it a point to hang out at places which are familiar to you. Don't suddenly go to a bar or to a rave party if you're not yet used to the idea. The shock of being in such an alien situation might only worsen your social anxiety.

Overcoming social anxiety is possible. Even if you feel like you'll never be able to have a normal relationship with other people, or even if you feel like it's impossible not to get terrified in social situations, you have to stay true to the course.

Overcoming social anxiety is a process. Don't rush it. And don't push yourself either. Take baby steps and always ask the assistance of the people you trust.

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