I used to have massive social anxiety when I was younger and it all came as a result of being a victim of bullying in school.
The girls I liked didn't like me and the guys that bullied me all went out with the girls I liked.
This ended up giving me negative reference experiences growing up and believed that who I was wasn't good enough to be considered attractive.
But it wasn't until a few years ago when I realised that the only way I could overcome this is to actually go out and face my fears. Everything in your life is based on your experiences.
If you want to change it, you simply have to be willing to put yourself forwards and be willing to get rejected. Curing your social anxiety is very easy but tough at the same time because it forces you to come out of your shell. It's also a brilliant form of therapy as it makes you feel good whenever you connect with someone new.
Here's a video of me approaching a stranger in a shop in London:
Here's another one of me getting rejected just to prove that it's not a big deal. I'm still alive and well
Keep a look out on my youtube channel and blog for future video updates. I've set myself a challenge to go out and talk to 10 new people a day for the next 6 months.
I've seen this before and I'm watching it again, it just shows you that other people go though the same things as you. It makes me wonder why so many people are still so uneducated about SA when it's such a common mental illness.