I don’t deal with social anxiety personally, but my boyfriend does, and I have a very good friend who does as well. My friend takes medication for her panic attacks, and when she has them in public (it’s not too often) she just needs someone to talk or hug it out with her. My boyfriend says that he makes sure to make ample time for himself in order to promote a calm state when he’s out in public. He says that being around people is draining, so he uses his alone time to charge his batteries (so to speak). That, and if he’s out, he tries to be around people he knows and trusts so that there is less pressure on him specifically and the attention can be spread around to the group. Finally, if you’re in a place like school or work, I would try and find a quiet place where you can escape and relax for a few minutes if you need to. I hope this helps.
..I have recently set up an Etsy store so that I can sell art and stuff to cover some college costs; I would be super grateful if you could help a fellow artiste and promote my shop in any way. Sorry if that sounds like I’m just using you or whatever, that is totally not my intention; I’m just a fan of yo arts so yeah I thought if you’re willing you could to help me in some way.
Hmm yeah I’m not so great at phrasing things but thank you anyway
(Also there will be a whole load more prints to be listed soon, my store is just a little sparse at the moment)
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