Ease into it
Depending on how socially anxious you are, this method may
take some getting use to. Start by going out into public with someone you are
close to. Do not go into crowded areas right away, as this can be very
intimidating if you are not ready. Start small with something like going out to
eat. While at a restaurant allow yourself to walk to the restroom on your own.
When you are comfortable doing little things like that, you can jump to the
next level and try going places with bigger groups of people. Just like all the cures for social anxiety,
this method will take some time but as you get more and more comfortable doing
things it will get easier and easier. At some point you will find that you can
venture out on your own and still feel somewhat safe.
Take safety with you
One of the other cures for social anxiety is taking a safety
item with you. Find something that is yours personally and take it out with you
when you have to go into a public place. This item could be an article of
clothing, like a hoodie or jacket, or it could be a knickknack even. Anything
that reminds you of your safe place will work. Any time you start feeling
anxious in public, hold onto the item or put it on to give you a level of
comfort again. Eventually you will find that you need the safety item less and
Medicine can help
There is only so much you can do on your own. If your social
phobia is too great that the techniques do not help you at all, it may be time
to consider medication. Medication may sound like a horrible solution to your
problem, but in all reality it is sometimes the best cure for social anxiety.
Do not be ashamed if it has to come to that. Simply embrace it and feel better.
The cures for social anxiety will take time to work, but in
time you will feel a lot better, even if it comes down to medication. Social
anxiety is a real problem and those who suffer from it should know that they do
not need to feel badly about themselves. There are a lot of people out there