How I Overcome Social Anxiety
Tobias J. Atkins
Spirituality & Self-Help
Are you tired of worrying what others are thinking of you all the time? Do you feel uncomfortable in public and can’t ever seem to relax around people? Are you tired of that critical voice inside your head that’s always putting you down?
About the book
DO YOU FEEL NERVOUS AROUND PEOPLE & DON’T KNOW WHY?
Are you tired of worrying what others are thinking of you all the time?
Do you feel uncomfortable in public and can’t ever seem to relax around people?
Are you tired of that critical voice inside your head that’s always putting you down?
Have you tried to overcome your social anxiety & shyness before and nothing worked?
Do you believe you’re ‘beyond help’ or ‘born this way’ and things will never change?
I suffered from professionally diagnosed social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder for over a decade. The majority of my 20’s I was on strong antidepressant medication. Instead of being the best, those were the most unhappy years of my life..
In public I felt nervous and awkward ALL THE TIME. I couldn’t go to shopping malls or social gatherings without feeling like I was naked and on display. I couldn’t even talk to old friends and my own family without getting nervous around them!
For years I didn’t tell anyone about this and suffered in silence. I felt lonely, depressed and ashamed about this ‘disorder’ that no matter how hard I tried, just wouldn’t seem to go away. I was confused and upset as to why this was happening to me.
I know how it feels to live with social anxiety 24/7, 365 days a year. The suffering, the shame, the lack of understanding from family and friends. The feeling that no-one really understands what you’re going through. I understand.
About the Authors
Hi I’m Tobias. My life has been full of ups and downs. I am a living proof that you can overcome your biggest fears and achieve anything you want in life as long as you just have the courage to take the first step and not give up. I spent most of my teens and twenties depressed, lonely and on strong antidepressants. By age 27, I had given up on ever overcoming my social anxiety & shyness. Even worse than that, I had given up on myself. I was my own worst enemy, always calling myself harsh names like ‘loser’ and ‘ugly.’ I hated myself and didn’t believe I was worth very much. I thought I was ‘weak’ and ‘broken’ for having social anxiety and felt inferior to just about everyone in the world.