Personal Statements for Social Anxiety
It doesn't matter what other people think about me.
I don't need anyone's approval of anything I say or do.
There will almost always be people out there who don't like me. This is totally normal.
I don't need to be everyone's friend or try to please people so they will like me.
I just need to be myself -- and if people don't like me for it, tough luck!
It’s O.K. I don't care. They aren't worth knowing anyway.
I no longer want to feel ashamed about how I have reacted to any situations in the past.
I've had some very painful experiences in my life, some as a result of my social phobia and some not.
The memories of these experiences no longer have the power to hurt me as they once did.
My positive energy is enabling me to benefit from these experiences, because now I can look back at them like they are old photographs.
I will use them to learn and grow. I have become a better and stronger person because of these experiences.
Even though I'm going through therapy right now, I need to realize that there will still be times when I'm going to feel anxious.
Just because I'm feeling anxious doesn't mean I've messed up or failed in any way.
I need to have patience with myself and continue to practice what I'm learning in therapy.
Many wonderful changes have already occurred in me.
I'm getting better and stronger everyday.
(Read over your self-statements every day or put them on index cards or paste them up somewhere in your house or car so that you won't miss them.......persistence and practice.....persistence and practice).