If you’ve ever wanted to know what social anxiety in teens looks like, buckle up! We have 5 tips to help you wrangle that teenage anxiety monster.
If you’re a teenage girl (or a parent who is seeing this) who experiences crippling fear when faced with seemingly mundane activities like making small talk or even introducing yourself, you might just have social anxiety disorder (SAD). From a racing heartbeat to excessive sweating and nausea – the physical symptoms of social anxiety alone can make interacting with other people seem impossible.
It’s an emotional roller coaster that comes with its own set of challenges. Social anxiety is a form of mental illness characterized by an intense fear of social situations and interactions, often involving physical symptoms such as trembling or nausea.
The pressure to fit in can cause teen girls to feel overwhelmed and out of control, leading them to become withdrawn and isolated from their peers.
Living with social anxiety as a teen girl is no picnic; it can be especially difficult when you’re constantly surrounded by other people who appear more confident than you are. But here’s the thing: there are ways to manage your worries, cope with stressors, and take back some control over your life!
Don’t let your anxieties hold you back – take charge and overcome them with these tips!
How to manage social anxiety in teens
1. Remember to be yourself. It can be easy to fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others, but it’s important to recognize that everyone is unique and perfect as they are. Being true to yourself will help avoid unnecessary stress and allow you to make genuine connections with those around you.
2. Focus on the present moment. Rather than worrying about the future or obsessing over past mistakes, be here, now. This can help reduce stress levels while also helping you build your confidence in conversations and social situations.
3. It can be super helpful to focus on building up your self-esteem and confidence. Try writing down positive affirmations and self-care techniques that empower you such as complimenting yourself each day or practicing positive affirmations like “I am enough” when you’re feeling down.
4. Surround yourself with supportive people. The right community can help boost your mental health. So reach out to friends and family who might understand what you’re going through.
5. Lastly, find ways of expressing yourself that make you feel comfortable. Wear whatcha want, put the makeup on you like, grab that fav lip gloss or your comfy hoodie. Do you boo!
And as always, we’ve got you! We work with teen girls all day every day and can give them special tools for their toolbox or tricks for their bag of tricks to help them overcome this beast! You can click here to self-schedule 24/7 or give us a call at 301-690-0779.
We look forward to supporting you and your daughter!