I’ve been busy planning my big vision for the New Year, and I’m excited about it.
I understand that even thinking about planning a vision to take your life to the next level can be tough when social anxiety thoughts and feelings dominate your days.
I’ve been there.
But it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go for what you want in life!
CREATE A VISION, INCLUDE RECOVERY
Maybe a big part of your vision for this year could be to focus on your recovery so you can really, and I mean really start to live the life you want.
It’s all quite possible, but you’ve got to take the steps to really support yourself and the New Year is one of the best times to do it.
If you’re always thinking “it will always be this way” or “what’s wrong with me” or “I just wish I could hide away for the rest of my life” this isn’t the kind of thinking that’s going to get you out of the social anxiety hole.
These are the thoughts coming from core beliefs that are trying to keep you safe, but really just creating more misery for you.
IT CAN ALL CHANGE THIS YEAR FOR YOU
Those detrimental social anxiety beliefs can all be changed.
Easy? No. Doable? Abso-frickin-lutely.
The longer you’ve had social anxiety, the harder it will be. But that’s no reason not to do it, it doesn’t matter what point you’re at.
You don’t need to do it alone, and in fact, you shouldn’t.
BE HONEST ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT
Honestly ask yourself:
“Do I want to live the rest of my life feeling this way constantly?”
“Am I willing to go through another year without making progress in my life and handling my social anxiety?”
The epitaph exercise is actually really a great place to start. You can find it by clicking here.
If the answer is no, then consider getting help (but don’t look for a “social anxiety cure” per say)– whether it’s going to see a local therapist, a social anxiety group, or working one-on-one with a social anxiety expert like me.