Going out with friends is a great way to connect, socialize, and have some fun. But for some people, the idea of going out can be stressful. While you may want to hang out with your friends, the stress associated with going out can feel overwhelming. This is nothing to be ashamed of, and here at 7 Cups we offer online counseling for those who have a fear of going out.
Having a fear of going out can happen for any number of reasons. Typically, it has to do with having some sort of social anxiety. Social anxiety can be difficult to deal with, but not impossible.
One of the best things therapy can help you do is find the root of the problem. By talking through your feelings and your fears, you can not only discover what leads you to think and feel this way but you can also find solutions. With the support of a therapist, you can begin to work on the issue and help overcome it. Sometimes it's just a matter of not wanting to leave your comfort zone and sometimes it can be related to the anxiety we mentioned earlier. Either way, talking with someone about it is a great way to figure out the next steps.
You may be wondering what the point of going out is in the first place. Well, it's actually healthy to socialize every once in awhile! Even if it's only once every couple of weeks or so. But if you're uncomfortable the whole time and not enjoying yourself, obviously these benefits don't feel so present. That's why working out your anxieties with a therapist will help you to reap the benefits of going out, while becoming a healthier, more sociable you!
If you want to go out, but just can't find the strength or courage, our therapists are more than happy to lend an ear and help you work on strategies to reduce these barriers. Let us get you on the path to living a healthier, happier lifestyle!
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