Social anxiety disorder is much more than just being nervous while performing a speech or being in an interview. A person with this disorder fears embarrassment and due to that they avoid any occasions where they might get embarrassed. This condition alienates the person from other people and it may lead to more severe conditions like depression.
This disorder also known as social phobia comes in a form of intense fear of being in an unknown situation and not knowing how to manage it. This brings up the paranoia, the sense of being judged by everyone else and the sense of being constantly under the watch. People that have a social phobia will do anything to avoid those situations because they get anxious from simply thinking about them.
Some people that suffer from this do realize that they might be over thinking it, but they are simply too anxious to think about something else. Due to the lack of other options they decide to stick with their form of thinking and they accept their situation even though they wish to change it.
There are many people who have to deal with this problem, contrary to the belief of those that suffer from it. It is hard to list all of the triggers of social phobia because they are different for everyone. In some cases, the anxiety is caused by one or two situations, like speeches or something similar, and in other, more extreme, cases the anxiety is triggered by any situations that could cause embarrassment, even if the chance for that is one against million. A person like that draws the most negative conclusions from every situation they might get in, so they avoid everyone and everything that could trigger the phobia.
Occasional shyness isn’t social anxiety disorder and if you refuse to acknowledge that then you are insulting all people that do have to live this condition. In general, there are three types of symptoms and signs of the social anxiety disorder and they are emotional, physical and behavioral symptoms.
Emotional symptoms include fear of being judged by others, self-consciousness in everyday situations, and fear of acting or doing anything in fear of being judged and embarrassed. People that have to live with this kind of condition are also afraid of other people finding out how nervous they are about things that are mundane to them.
Blushing aka red face as well as nausea and shaking/trembling are all physical signs of social phobia. There are also other physical symptoms of social anxiety disorder including among the others, the shortness of breath, tightening of the chest, excessive sweating and so on.
The behavior of the person that suffers from this phobia is easily recognizable if you know what to look for. If a person has a need of a buddy wherever he goes or they drink before anything involving other people then they are obviously unable to cope with their anxiety. Staying behind and quite in a conversation and spacing out in order to become invisible to other people is also a clear sign of social phobia.
You can suppress the stress with bad decisions or you can manage it through force of will and effort. Suppressing the stress will eventually backfire and it can have some dire consequences on both the mental and physical health. But if you decide to manage the stress instead, then you will be able to release it in a way that will make you better. There are several ways to do it and you can either combine several of them or go with just one.
Another way to manage stress is through exercise. One of the best workout programs I would recommend is Team Beachbody’s library of workouts through BeachBody On Demand.
Some causes of stress can’t be eliminated, but it is wrong to worry about them all the time. By accepting those things you will be able to get your thoughts off of them and get a bit of a breather from them. The death of someone you love can’t change, it can only be accepted. Stressing yourself over that won’t help you. Remembering the dead as they were is a way to of acceptance.
If a problem presents itself and you can’t remove it and it causes you stress you should try to look at it from another perspective. Mistakes are made, so you should adapt and correct those mistakes.
There isn’t anyone who can live without making compromises. If you want someone else to change, expect that same expectation from them as well. Meeting in the middle will help both sides, and one source of problems will go away.
– Healthy mind comes from healthy lifestyle
This doesn’t mean to just exercise; it means to change your whole lifestyle in order to feel the change within. A healthy diet will bring right nourishment to the body, and body that is well nourished will be able to cope with stress better than the body that isn’t at its peak performance.
Caffeine and sugar have a type of “high” effect on the body and one would say that they are good at stress management. This is false because the effect is only temporary. If you rely on these two substances for the relief of stress you will find that the amount of them required for the right effect increases over the time. The best thing to do is to slowly reduce the amount of these substances you take, and along with that, you keep on mental exercises that will cover the empty place left by those things.
Alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes are all unhealthy ways to manage stress. If you use any of them then you should try to quit. Quitting any of these isn’t easy, but reducing them slowly over time will do the trick. Avoiding the issues with these things won’t make them go away and your self-esteem will go down over time as you realize that you are cowardly avoiding those issues.
A good amount of irrational thinking comes from a lack of sleep, or to be more exact from feeling tired that is a direct result of the lack of sleep. Sleeping helps both the body and the mind to rest and once those two are rested they have it easier when it comes to stress and the management of the same.