Do social situations make you nervous?
Social anxiety happens. It happens to millions of people, and it feels excruciating and isolating. Many of us have been in the grip of social anxiety—that panicky feeling when we would rather disappear into thin air than be around (certain) people.
Sometimes we have no choice. We can't get away, as much as we'd like to. We have to be around our boss/coworkers/family members/God knows who else.
Here are five tips how to survive a social anxiety attack:
Gerti Schoen is a writer and psychotherapist. In her spare time she enjoys learning, being in nature and around animals.