Let’s talk about managing social anxiety.
Imagine this scenario:
You’re at some sort of social gathering, talking to someone you barely know, when you literally can’t think of anything to say next.
You frantically try to wrack your brain for anything you have in common – anything semi-interesting to say. To make matters worse, you look around to see everyone else in absorbing conversations, laughing and having a merry ole’ time.
Unfortunately, I’ve experienced this plenty of times. And in these moments, my first thought is usually, “What’s wrong with me? Why is everyone else so dang charismatic?”