Meditation is just a word. It conjures images of mysticism and far off lands. The idea of meditation is intertwined with eastern philosophy and fringe science but there is another way to practice relaxing and letting go to treat Social Anxiety.
Fear and anxiety can dull the senses, reshape the brain and kill neurons. The loss of sensitivity includes a diminished ability to recognize and respond to the feelings of others. Social Anxiety develops from repeated negative experiences, largely due to our insensitivity to others.
Continue reading “Empathy ~ An Unlikely Fix for Social Anxiety”
The message in this video is the same message that we’ve communicated in almost all of our posts. We believe that the reason Social Anxiety exists is because there is something malignant in today society and it centers around our culture of consumerism.
It’s in our DNA to be social. We cannot live well without it due to eons of evolving in groups, not in isolation.
The video starts at minute 5:43 which is where they make the same point we’re making, but please watch the whole video to get the bigger picture.
Understanding women is a monumental challenge for men with Social Anxiety. The only way any man comes to understand how to interact with women is with a ton of experience and the same is true for women. Unfortunately for socially anxious men, we often don’t come out of our shell enough to get that experience. In this guide is years of lessons I learned by trial and error that you can benefit from without learning the hard way.
As socially anxious men, we’re often caught in our own little anxiety hell. We don’t often take the scary step outside of our head and recognize and appreciate the differences in others. If you want more success in the dating world, it’s time to take that leap of faith. This will make you a better man 10 fold. As you struggle to understand women you’ll be stepping outside your world of social anxiety and understanding yourself better in the process.
If you’re like a lot of guys who are stuck in a world of Social Anxiety, your hygiene could use some sprucing up. Since Social Anxiety blurs our vision, many people don’t see their self-image clearly. I have met too many men who believe they don’t have a problem in this area, have bad hygiene and are confused as to why women won’t give them the time of day.
Your body language speaks volumes about you. As a socially anxious man, body language can be one of our greatest challenges when trying to make yourself understood to women. Attempting to fix that in the moment, when you are on a date, is only going to make you feel more self-conscious and nervous.
Practice the techniques in this article at times when you’re not under pressure. Cultivate the following habits over time until they are automatic.
Wearing the right clothes can make all the difference when it comes to how women view you. You want to be appreciated for what’s inside, but you’ll have to make a good impression before she’ll take the time to get to know you. Here are some tips on what to wear for the Socially Anxious man who’s looking for the right girl. Continue reading “Guide to Dating for the Socially Anxious Man Part III: What to Wear that Will Knock her Socks Off”
Be More Social would like to recognize the contribution its members have made. Many of our members are working hard behind the scenes to ease the social anxiety of other group members.
Within all men who are looking for the right lady, there is a charming gentlemen. No matter how shy you are, within you there is humor and charisma. It may be buried under mountains of shyness and anxiety, but it is there.
If you’re not comfortable just striking up a conversation with any girl and keeping it going, don’t. This is a short-term approach and works for some guys. Instead, think long term. As a Shy guy, you want to focus on slowly building rapport and a relationship with the women you want to get to know. Continue reading “Guide to Dating for the Socially Anxious Man Part I: Getting Started”