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What’s Social Anxiety?

It has something to do with choosing a dog’s company at a party

Put simply, Social Anxiety is dreading social situations. You’d rather find yourself under the bed covers, or with animals, than in the presence of people (especially people you don’t know). From my own personal experience, Social Anxiety prevents you from being yourself in front of others. It makes you afraid to speak up, lest you say the wrong thing, or even worse, say something stupid.

It prevents you from enjoying social interactions because you constantly feel like you’re being judged or criticized, whether for how you look, what you say, or how you act. Then there are of course the physical symptoms of sweating, racing heartbeat, and stuttering.

The silver lining?

These are all symptoms you can break free of.

Some more fun symptoms
conversations

You replay conversations over and over in your head, trying to make sure you didn’t offend anyone

You have this constant and intense fear of
being judged by everyone around you

eyes judge

Your mind goes blank mid sentence
just as you got the courage to speak up

Social Anxiety Matrix

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Why?

  • Genetics

  • Overactive Amygdala

  • Environment

  • Negative Experiences

  • Temperament

What?

  • History in the family

  • Heightened Fear Response

  • Learned behavior 

  • Conflict, Bullying, Trauma

  • Quiet, Shy, Restrained

Who?

  • Men

  • Women

  • Introverts

  • Extroverts

  • Anyone

When?

  • Childhood Development

  • Teenage Years

  • Adulthood

  • Change In Environment

  • Change In Appearance

You can learn to be socially confident

The opposite of Social Anxiety is Social Confidence, and if you think that’s impossible to achieve, think again. I struggled my whole life with Social Anxiety until I had a personal breakthrough and broke free of it. It took a lot of time and a lot of effort but once I made it to the other side, I finally understood what it meant to be comfortable in my own skin. I want you to get there also, which is why I created all this content around this topic. It can be beaten.

YOU CAN OVERCOME SOCIAL ANXIETY.

You don’t have to forever dread meeting new people, doing ice-breakers, or keeping quiet for fear of judgment. I’m living proof of that.

If a homeschooled introvert with a foreign accent can get over Social Anxiety, so can you.

Resources to overcome social anxiety

Not sure where to start?

Here’s a step-by-step action plan to help you get started.

A few of the million frustrations I’ve had:

  • Not being able to let go of conversations that happened months ago
  • Getting sweat in all the wrong places from the anxiety of speaking up
  • Feeling terrified at the idea of interrupting someone
  • Not voicing my opinion for fear of confrontation

After I wrote this action plan and followed through on it, everything started falling into place.

I no longer sweated when I introduced myself or when I participated in ice-breakers (the horror!). But most importantly, I no longer dreaded interacting with people. I was free to be me!

If you want to tackle Social Anxiety, this guide will help you do that.

Free action plan
3 powerful beliefs download

Social anxiety getting in the way?

Then you need to master these 3 beliefs ASAP.

It took me some time to figure out how to change my mindset, but my life took a turn for once I did.  I no longer dread speaking up or asking questions in a group setting.

I broke free of Social Anxiety’s grasp!

After battling it for so many years, I changed my perspective about it because I focused on mastering these 3 beliefs.

This short PDF might be just the kick you need to unburden yourself.

Master the beliefs

Need a quick confidence boost before leaving your home?

Are you staring at the walls, panicking about the conversations that are about to happen? That’s because we’re no longer able to practice social confidence.

Or use the skills we’ve acquired.

After weeks of doubting myself, and allowing imposter syndrome to take over I realized I was back to my old socially anxious self.

The one that was scared to speak up for fear of being negatively judged.

If you can relate, then you’ll benefit from this.

There’s an Ebook for that.

I’m Roxana,

a full-time introvert

Being introverted is an advantage.
As a former socially anxious person, I know how hard it is to be yourself, wanting to be someone else (ahem, an extrovert). I created Honestrox to provide you with the best content so you become the best version of YOU. Whether that’s getting better at making conversations, feeling more comfortable in your own skin, or breaking free from Social Anxiety.

My motto is:

Let your introvert out.
You’re worth knowing.

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