Does Social Anxiety Go Away On Its Own?

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In this video, I talk about if social anxiety lasts forever, and if it gets worse with age.

Back when I had really bad social anxiety, my worst nightmare was that I would be 70 years and STILL feel uncomfortable around people, not knowing what to say, and feeling regret about wasting the best years of my life hiding from people.

Have you ever heard the saying “youth is wasted on the young?” I think it’s doubly wasted on the younger people with social anxiety. (We can only be 100% sure we have this one life, it makes sense to do something interesting with it.)

Now, instead of answering the big question with a “yes” or “no,” I recorded the video above to go into detail about WHY some people get more confident with age, and others don’t. And what you can expect to happen in your future.

So click on my face above now to watch the video.

In the video, I talk about:

  • Why even most “normal” teenagers are awkward and insecure compared to most adults. (And what this means for growing out of your own social anxiety.)
  • Do you ever automatically feel anxiety if someone you find attractive sits down next to you? Here’s why your “automatic reactions” and “inner blocks” that create your social anxiety cannot be overcome with exposure alone.
  • The “negative spiral” of social anxiety that includes depression, loneliness,feeling insecure about your appearance… which makes it so hard to dig your way out of social anxiety… and why “if you’re going through hell, you have to keep going.”
  • And much more…

Watch it, and let me know your thoughts either down below or on Youtube.

Has your social anxiety improved on its own, or have you had to work hard for any change?

Best,
Sean

 

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