Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Overcoming shyness and social phobia

             Overcoming shyness and social phobia has been something that I have finally gotten over for the most part.  This is a part of my life that I hope I never revisit.  Even though I am not 100% over my social phobia disorder, I would say that I have cured  90% of it.  I am currently finishing up my last year of college and this has been the hardest time for overcoming shyness and social phobia.  From the immature students, to the stuffy classrooms, to professors calling on you at random, social phobia disorder in college is overwhelming at times.  To top it off my major is marketing which involves giving numerous presentations in front of 20+ people.  I have taken classes where I have had to complete 6 presentations in one class alone.  My anxiety goes wild when I am in school and I am surprised I haven’t dropped out by now.  

                Yet, I have to say that college is a major reason why I am overcoming shyness and social phobia altogether.   Even though this has been the most difficult part of my life, I think it is one of the main reasons that I am overcoming shyness and social phobia disorder.  It has taken me out of my comfort zone and forced me to interact with people I normally would not interact with.  

                To sum it up I advise anyone reading this blog to step out of your comfort zone every single day.  This is a process that allows you to grow no matter the discomfort.  I know it might sound crazy but it is a vital step to overcoming shyness and social phobia disorder.  You can’t succeed until you fail over and over again.  Overcoming shyness and social phobia is possible and can happen quicker tan one might realize given the right information.  I want you to start living the life that you are capable of and to break down and barriers that are holding you back.  Keep me updated on your progress.  More tips and tricks to come. 
Best of luck!