This is great advice
some background I have social anxiety and did not talk to anyone at all most days before this.
i'm two days into this now
yesterday it was really hard, my heart was on fire. I only manged to talk to one person really close to my house so that was lucky I saw her I just said "hi" she took her headphone out and said "hi" then be both walked away. I patted myself on the back loads!
Today, taking the longest possible way to work, I struggled to spit out the "hi" to anyone, sadly, I did go to tesco before I arrived and it was much easier for some reason but I still felt my heart. Normally it was just "hi" "hi" me: "how are you?" them: "good" then I walk away. I spoke to about five people in tesco, then three more walking out.
I have real trouble talking to older people though, I am 18 Is it ok if I focus on younger people who look around my age 18-25? or should I push myself to talk to older people too? I'm wondering because maybe I can only get rid of my anxiety If I can appraoch everyone
Anyway tommorow is college so there will be people everywhere , gonna try hard to keep talking to people regardless for the rest of March, wish me luck and thank you!