How you’re feeling is normal – Although it may go unspoken, many people around you have or are experiencing social anxiety. Just because you cannot see it, doesn’t mean it’s not happening.
Speak to someone – You could speak to a family member, a friend you trust or a member of staff you feel comfortable with, either in person (within guidelines), or via telephone/video call.
Find something to focus on – This could be a hobby or an interest that you are passionate about. Finding something else to focus on gives you something to look forward to when returning from work or school.
Acts of kindness – Smile at people when you walk past each other. See how this makes you feel happy when they smile back. Small acts of kindness can really help boost your day.
Listen to yourself – You’re the only one who knows you like you do. Listening to ourselves means setting aside time every day to check what we’re feeling, and ask ourselves what really matters to us.