When we struggle with Social Anxiety, our focus is entirely on our heads (constant worries about how we appear/ what everyone thinks), and on the environment (looking for a confirmation how incapable/ incompetent we are).
This leaves us exhausted and pushes our self-esteem even lower.
What can you do right now to break Social Anxiety cycle?
Let’s start with something simple: FOCUS AWARENESS.
Let’s say you are facing a talk with your colleague/ manager and you’re feeling uncomfortable about it.
Here, we will work with what you’re already good at: listening.
As Social Anxieters, we don’t think much of ourselves, therefore we tend to ‘turn the spotlight onto the other person’ which, of course, makes that person feel good. Most people love being in the spotlight.
Try truly focusing on what the other person is saying. Guide the focus (gently) away from your thinking processes.
This is called ‘focus awareness’.
*You can download my free guide on Focus Awareness here (this is a very simple version- we do far deeper focus in sessions) + Anxiety breathing techniques + Negative Labelling Impact here:
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