Simple tasks like ordering food at a restaurant, engaging with co-workers or approaching a stranger can trigger social anxiety. However, the symptoms can come in various degrees of intensity. Some people can cope with being around strangers, while others may feel overwhelmed even in the absence of conversation.
Keeping a journal can identify unique triggers and record these moments of worry and fear. It can help organise thoughts, clarify emotions and recognise negative thinking patterns. Here's how you can start.