Boy, if any marketing ad ever got it right, it's Nike: Just Do It!
This is the treatment for social anxiety and other anxiety disorders; and yet, this is the one thing someone with anxiety just CAN'T do!
I am going through this mental dance right now. I have been experiencing social angst again, and it's beginning to affect my daily routine. Yet, I know I simply have to do what I think I can't - commute, go to work, spend time with friends and family, etc.
This is my big goal for the week. To face the fear and do it anyway.... as much as I know I'm going to hate it. I want to be well, more than I want to be comfortable...but boy is it gonna suck!