10 Small Steps To Socialize When You Have Social Anxiety

Social anxiety can be crippling and debilitating, but it doesn’t have to control your life. You can get rid of it with small steps that you commit to each day.

Katy Morin
6 min readSep 18, 2022
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If you have social anxiety, it can feel impossible to do anything but hide out in your private space. But with these small steps, you’ll be more prepared for any unexpected situations that might come up.

I know this because I used to have social anxiety. Social anxiety is the fear of being judged, evaluated and rejected by others. It’s extremely common, affecting at least one in five adults.

Social anxiety can be crippling and debilitating, but it doesn’t have to control your life. You can get rid of it with small steps that you commit to each day.

Here are 10 tips to help you work toward socializing when you have social anxiety:

1. Be prepared for unexpected situations.

Social anxiety is like a fear of the unknown, which keeps you trapped in your comfort zone. When you’re worried that someone might say or do something to make you uncomfortable, it can feel impossible to do anything different or new at all.

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Katy Morin

Empowering you to crush your social fears while being the REAL you!