Top 10 Strategies for Coping with Social Anxiety
Social anxiety disorder is the third most common mental disorder, behind only depression and substance abuse. Lifetime prevalence rates are 12% for social anxiety disorder, meaning that 12% of the population will be diagnosed with this illness during their lifetime.
|When you look at the space that you're in a the moment, would you describe it as organized? Or are articles of clothing strewn around the room, piling up on chairs or even the floor. Are there unclean dishes, books piled up in the corner, and other items laying about?
|Anxiety is something we all face in one way or another, and so it can be important to learn more about things to remember when you experience this very common phenomenon of feeling anxious.
|If you think back to the very first flight you took in your life, can you recall the thoughts that were going through your mind as your plane was sitting on the runway, waiting to take off? Were some of these thoughts linked to feelings of anxiety, or even panic? If so, you're not alone! Many people have pre-travel anxiety, but there are ways to get through this very common, and often very difficult, experience, so that you feel more comfortable boarding that next plane on your next adventure.
|Mental health is becoming less of a stigmatized topic in society, but there can still be a lack of understanding of the importance of maintaining our mental and emotional well-being.
|As I’m writing this article, one out-of-place object catches my peripheral vision. I stand up, pick it up, and go back to writing. And then, looking around for inspiration, I see another stuff strewn on the floor – I pick it up again and that’s basically my work-life story.
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