How to use social media if you have social anxiety | Psyche Guides
There is an attention-training exercise that can reduce the feeling of anxiety.
Spend a few minutes each day practising the following:
These small practices can help you move your attention to something different, rather than being focused on yourself.
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Focus on the other person. Simply listen to what they have to say and ask them to tell you more.
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