InsertNameHere said 8 years, 8 months ago:

I suffer from social anxiety so to make it short, A guy I kind of know who is extremely awkward in person, Invited me to go trick or treating with him and his friends who I don’t know.
At first I thought I might have fun and I was going to say yes, But then I started to second guess myself, “What if it’s awkward?” “What if everyone ignores me like the odd one out?” “What if I can’t say a word to anyone?” “You’re not good with people”
In the end I said no due to the irrational fear.

How can I stop cutting myself down and get rid of my fears?

Side note: No I don’t have a crush on him or anything.
I’ve never been in a situation where it was terribly awkward.
I’ve very good with people.

Deleted User said 8 years, 5 months ago:

for me it helped me to do the things i love, like playing the drums or drawing, it distracted me of negative thoughts

Dee said 8 years, 5 months ago:

I’m right with you on this, but I am learning ways to help me stop, even if I haven’t completely. Find someone to confide in, even if that sounds hard. When you get the urge, TALK TO THEM. Vent to them about what’s pissing you off, or upsetting you. Find someone who is willing to let you take it out on them, more or less, rather than your skin. Your body is beautiful, it’s art, and we shouldn’t feel the need to ruin it.