Waiting To Overcome Social Anxiety
We all procrastinate in our lives. All of us.
But it’s not about if we procrastinate…it is about WHERE we procrastinate.
When we procrastinate in the most impactful areas of our lives, we are losing out, big time.
The other day I came across this fantastic post from the Albert Ellis Institute called “Forever is Always Just Around the Corner“.
I really like how the Albert Ellis Institute ties in perfectionism as one root of procrastination.
As you probably have experienced, perfectionism is often a symptom of social anxiety.
This fear of “not getting it perfect or right” can cause you to freeze up or never act in social situations, to the point of avoiding them at all costs sometimes.
Basically, all procrastination comes from fear of the future (hello anxiety!), doing something that we deem to be too difficult or think we won’t be able to do it right, so we put it off “until tomorrow”.
It fits in so nicely to having social anxiety, doesn’t it?
So let’s talk about procrastinating or waiting to overcome social anxiety. Actually, instead, let me ask you some questions…
1) What’s your WORST social fear that you just dread even thinking about?
2) What’s your EASIEST social fear, that know you if you tried to make some progress on it, you probably would.
3) Do you wait to overcome social anxiety or procrastinate from SEEKING HELP at all – whether from a therapist, audio series or getting self-help books to support you?
4) Can you see OTHER AREAS IN YOUR LIFE besides your social life, that you are procrastinating too? If so what are they? How do they tie into your social fears?
Take out a piece of paper, right now, and answer the above questions. Respond on the comments below with your answers and I promise I will get back to you.
Be honest with yourself, to a fault, in answering the questions above.
Whether it was easy or difficult for you to answer the 4 questions above, there’s even a more important thing to ask yourself, right now.
You can stop procrastinating and take steps towards your active recovery today by signing up for the Dissolve Social Anxiety Home-Recovery Program here.
I suggest you don’t procrastinate on this one.
Leave any questions you have, or answers to the questions above in the comments below.
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