Here’s the thing about overcoming social anxiety… it’s frustrating.
It causes you to feel like your every move is being judged by the people around you. It makes you over-think everything unnecessarily. Sometimes, it makes you so uncomfortable, you just want to escape the entire situation.
Then, when you do decide to make a run for it, you end up feeling ashamed for not being more confident or engaging. You feel isolated, as if something’s wrong with you.
Social anxiety has a way of making you feel like there is a barrier in your mind, preventing you from accessing the behavior that everyone else seems to exhibit with ease.
Like I said, it’s frustrating.
But imagine for a moment, that instead of having anxiety about going to a social event, you were excited. Imagine that you possessed the confidence to share your thoughts and not worry that people would judge you for what you had to say.
What if you had the courage to walk up to a group of people and join the conversation without feeling totally awkward?
Imagine your life without that crippling social anxiety.
What You’ll Find Here
Through bi-weekly blog posts, you’ll learn how social anxiety really works and what small changes you can make in your life to discard your anxiety. Every blog post will have action steps for you to take designed to help you practice the skills needed to overcome social anxiety.
In addition to bi-weekly action steps, you can also participate in challenges to help you implement the strategies into your daily life.
Plus, you won’t be alone. As a reader of Discarded Anxiety, you’ll become a part of our thriving community of readers who are taking this journey alongside you.
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We’re in This Together
We are a community of people who have decided that social anxiety and fear will no longer keep us immobilized. We believe that our best life is possible and we don’t want to waste any more time letting our negative thoughts and feelings control us.
The goal of this blog is to help you realize how this cycle affects you and to share strategies to help you stop the cycle and take on a more positive outlook.
My hope of this blog is that once you learn how to manage your social anxiety, you’ll also learn the confidence to hold conversations, go to new places, and interact with people without feeling judged, overly anxious, or worried about saying the wrong thing.
Ultimately, I want to help you live your best life.
Hi! I’m Aaron J. Kelley
I’m the author of Discarded Anxiety and a fellow Anxiety-Fighter.
I know what it’s like to feel socially awkward, to want to be more socially engaging, only to struggle to find words to speak in the simplest of conversations.
I’ve had my hands get sweaty, my heart race, and my mind go completely blank while people were waiting on me to speak. I’ve even chosen to shy away from challenges instead of being confident in spite of fear.
Needless to say, social anxiety and I are pretty well acquainted.
But I also know what it’s like to want to get over social anxiety. I understand that feeling of being fed up with yourself and how you respond to those anxiety inducing situations.
I’ve been there.
But a few years ago, I decided that I didn’t want to let anxiety control me anymore. So I set out to discard my social anxiety by implementing the strategies that I talk about here. I also learned to embrace courage and confidence.
Along my journey, I found that there were a lot of people just like me. Living a decent life, but still limited by anxiety and fear.
That’s why I started Discarded Anxiety. Not only to help people overcome anxiety and fear, but to help people live their best life. A life with discarded anxiety.