Crippling social anxiety

First of all, you need to drop the thought that you "should" be going out with a ton of friends. Every person is different from the other, so ask yourself, do I actually desire to go out with tons of people or do I feel pressured to do so by society? You need to only be doing things in your life that are best for you and that you can handle, because no one in the world lives your experience. Second, there is absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about. Again we are all different and have our own unique struggles, but that does not mean anything worse about you.

A good thing you can practice is to focus on what you do have in life. Write 3 things down each day that you are grateful for. It can be as simple as being grateful for the present moment, coffee, etc. When you shift your focus on positive things you begin to see life in a more healthy and vibrant light.

Work on understanding yourself. Drop any shame, there is no need for it becuase there is nothing wrong with you. We are all different. Maybe look into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or purchase some anxiety workbooks on Amazon. Take it day by day and be proud of who you are, always!

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