Have you ever been out somewhere and all the sudden you feel that creeping, cramping, and suffocating feeling come over you? You try to fight it off but it just gets worse and you know it's nervousness, don't you?How does a person get rid of that?
Well when I was younger I had it really bad, everywhere I went I'd be nervous to the point of actually going to the doctor for it. He said I had social anxiety disorder and that I'd need to be put on medication for it for the rest of my life! What a crock of crap.
THAT STUFF CAN BE OVERCOME WITHOUT THE NEED FOR PILLS
Here's the proof; I took the meds for a time then started working to overcome the need for them using the techniques I'll describe here in a minute. It honestly felt like I was going insane for a time after stopping the pills (it's been 7 years now) but eventually as I took the steps to become more self-confident and to have a bit more self-esteem, I started to come out of the fog of needing them.
I've done some pretty crazy crap though in trying to get over my fears of people. Taking it to the point of dressing ridiculous out in public with stuff painted all over my face and wearing a dress, while yelling "hey everybody!!!" just so that I'd have no chance of redeeming myself from or fearing any kind of rejection. Now you aren’t got to go THAT FAR OUT THERE with it, but it does help bad cases.
I finally and proudly got to the point of giving many speeches in public, going to parties on a regular basis, and hanging out with crowds I've never thought I'd get along with. Not saying ANY of this to brag but just to let you know where I came from and that it's possible, no matter where you're starting at. Anyone can get this handled.
Now here's a small list of non-crazy things that I've found to work REALLY WELL in becoming naturally calm...
· Control your breathing, begin taking deep breathes and try to get it down to where it's a habit.
· Repeat the word "relaaaax" in your mind when you feel nervousness coming over you. Even do it while you're in public.
· Picture your body in your mind, and gradually relax each muscle in it, from your head to your feet one muscle at a time.
· Do basic meditation while you're by yourself. Lie down and relax your mind and body. There are all kinds of sources out there that can help you and give you more info on this.
· Start pushing yourself to get into increasingly more public situations. Doing this by itself makes all the lesser stressful things that use to make you nervous, look like nothing. Start talking to strangers while out one on one...then maybe try talking to a group ect.
· If you can, start giving speeches at meetings or groups. Toastmasters’ international is a great place for this. It's a public speaking group that meets in an area probably close to your home. Try looking them up on google sometime if you're interested.
· Learn more about human relations and communication. Half of self-confidence and comfort comes from knowing what to do in a situation
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