Thanks for all of the amazing responses to the previous post about social discomfort – something I’ve been dealing with for my entire life. My Mom told me that as a kid, I spent a lot of time clamped on to her leg, peering out from behind at people. I’d love to have a picture of that. It would easily illustrate my social life.
Your response has motivated me to put together an information guide about how to deal with feeling uncomfortable around people, a sort of survival guide full of coping tips and real life stories. This is going to be a free ebook that will be available to launch a newsletter that I hope to get started this fall.
What I would like to know is what would you like to know about feeling better in social situations? What “how to” questions would you like answered?
I’ve already started to write a list of tips like
- Plan ahead and know what you are going to say when people ask you something like “What are you doing this weekend” Planning ahead makes it easier to say something.
- Ask the other person questions and let them do the talking – my favorite survival skill
What would you like to know about? I’d love to get your feedback to help me know what other people struggle with.
When the ebook is done – I’ll send you a copy so you’ll have some ideas about how to move into actually being comfortable around people. I’m still working on this, but I have found a lot of things I do that make it easier.
I’d love to hear from you – sheryl