I have social anxiety. I begin my first job tomorrow but I'm super nervous and shaking. I can't stop thinking about it. And now I don't want to go. I'm going to feel so uncomfortable and I will be shaking. What can I do to not feel like that?
The best way to do thinking is to DO something that uses all of yourself.
Your whole mind and body.
If your anxiety gets real bad at work, go outside and run around the block while singing a song in your head.
I also recommend soothing self touch. Give yourself a hug and a fake makeout session.
Rub your arms and torso as if you were soothing a baby, while singing a song in your head.
Get the body to feel loved, and do something that uses your whole mind, and your emotions will change.
Dave Wolovsky, MS CAPP
Relationships Coach, answering the internet's questions about all kinds of relationships.