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I know how you feel to a degree....I have anxiety to the point to where I feel nauseous and it's HORRIBLE! I also like this girl and just feel loads of anxiety when around her. However, things are getting better, and these are the only tips I could give you that have worked for me....

First off I might add I'm aking medication from a doctor, but I think it's all psychological.

Secondly, try and keep your mind of your anxiety. I know that's easy to say, because people would tell me that and I would try to explain it's not liking turning a switch on or off, I can't control my mind. But what I mean by keep your mind off your anxiety is by keeping yourself busy, do things that don't stress you out.

Thirdly, try "baby steps". Getting over anxiety isn't going to happen all at once, it's going to take months, and I'm still in the process of changing. However, for me, my anxiety was worse around this girl, and especially around food. So the both combined was the ultimate whammy, haha. So what I tried was hanging around the girl without any food involved, not even the word brought up. I then hung out with here again without food. Then I started brining food in little by little when I thought I could control myself. Then I went to a restaurant with her. So basically, don't try to take big leaps. It's the turtle that won the race against the hare.

Another tip would to be honest. Tell friends and family so they can understand rather than have to pretend everything was alright. Before I go out I always talk to a friend to encourage me and help me through everything.

Another small but helpful tip would be to ask yourself what you fear. By this I mean, what's causing you anxiety and why? Using something you described as an example. If you're filling out a form and someone is staring at you. Ask yourself, "What's going to happen if they continue to stare? (NOTHING!). "They probably aren't going to say anything, and if they do, it's probably not going to be hurry up." "I'm worrying over nothing, it's no big deal, I'm completely fine." It's hard at first, but it catches up with you.

Hope any of this helps, I know it sure has for me, and I'm still growing through this process. Stay strong!!!!!!!:)





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