How To Use Kratom to Destroy Your Social Anxiety
Today more people have social anxiety than at any other point in time, but did you know kratom can actually help you destroy it?
If you’re reading this you might be suffering from it right now. You’ve probably scoured the web looking for every cure imaginable.
Well, what if I told you there was a little green plant you could take that makes it disappear completely. Sounds crazy right
If you read my blog you’ll know I’m a huge fan of kratom and the benefits it brings its users.
One of my favorite things about kratom is its effect on anxiety and how it completely destroys any negative feelings you may have.
I had social anxiety for a long time and kratom along with a few other things I’m going to talk about in this article helped me completely destroy social anxiety.
So if this you, grab a cup of coffee and sit back for this article on how kratom can destroy your social anxiety.
First off: The Root Cause
First, before I go any further want to talk about the root cause of social anxiety.
Using supplements is a great way to help in the short term but if you want to be able to be successful in the long term we need to address the root cause.
Kratom is great but you don’t want to rely on it forever that’s how you develop a tolerance.
If you want to get rid of it permanently you need to look at the underlying causes of your anxiety.
It usually goes back to your childhood or some earlier part of your life. Someone usually a parent a teacher or a bully makes you feel bad or tells you something that sticks with you that you carry around to this day.
The real problem is that you’ve internalized it and think it’s true. Let me tell you something IT’S NOT.
Someone did something to make you feel like there’s something wrong with you and that’s where social anxiety comes from.
Basically, you don’t feel like you’re good enough or what you say is good enough. It comes from years of emotional scarring that you’ve kept with you. Fortunately, there’s a way to overcome it.
Social Anxiety: The Solution
Overcoming your social anxiety will be one of the hardest things you ever do but It can be done. Surprisingly faster than you think.
It will take a while but believe me it’s well worth it.
Correcting your social anxiety will come down to:
- Improving your Mood (So that you’re always happy)
- Gaining Confidence (Get Experience)
- Desensitizing yourself to fear (It’s all in your head)
This comes down to practicing socializing with everyone you meet and taking kratom that calms you down and boosts your mood. It’s way easier to talk when you’re feeling happy without a care in the world.
With all that in mind, I want to present to you a small list of things you can start using today that will help you eliminate your social anxiety for good.
Improve Your Mood
If you’ve had social anxiety for a long time or know someone who has to look at the expression on their face sometimes.
They always look unhappy. Or in a state of constant fight or flight.
Not to be mean but it’s true people who don’t know how to talk or express themselves around others are constantly dissatisfied with themselves and life, and for good reason.
When you can’t really connect with anyone you feel detached from life. You feel like you’re observing everyone else living their lives while you’re just on the outside looking in.
It can be hard but you can improve your mood and feel positive while you actively work on improving your social skills.
Here’s how to do it
Kratom: The Magic Powder
Kratom has an interesting effect on mood as well as socializing.
You might be aware of kratom’s ability to make you feel happy but it has an amazing impact particularly on those that suffer from social anxiety.
You take it and feel like all the anxiety just falls away and your ability to talk to someone you just met like they’re you’re closest friend.
Kratom is actually part of the coffee family which has been found to cure depression naturally. Its effects on anxiety and mood elevation are well documented.
While it’s not an official treatment for any anxiety disorder, with a ton of people on Reddit singing its praises it is safe to say kratom works for almost anyone.
Best Kratom Strains for Social Anxiety
Most kratom across the board works well for reducing social anxiety but there are a few that work best for really destroying it.
Red Maeng da kratom is one of the best strains for energy and focus but it’s also great for relieving social anxiety, tension, and stress. It makes you feel more relaxed and talkative.
Red Bali Kratom can be used for extreme cases of social anxiety such as excessive sweating, stuttering, nervousness, etc. Bali strains slow the mind and the body down so you relax and focus on the other person.
Red Vein Borneo Kratom is great if you’re shy or naturally introverted. It slows your mind down so your thoughts aren’t racing. You get a feeling of being uplifted and content with yourself.
These kratom strains alone will drastically help you improve your mood and ability to socialize.
However, as I said earlier you can’t take kratom every day for a long time. I recommend taking these strains one week on, and the next week off.
On the off week just replace your kratom routine with a nootropic stack that accomplishes the same thing.
Best Nootropic Stack For Social Anxiety
There’s a number of different natural supplements that help ease anxiety and make you more talkative.
I’ve tried a lot and have come up with my own stack designed to help soothe your nerves and break you out of your shell.
Social Anxiety Nootropic Stack is as follows:
GABA is already found in the brain but at low levels, people who have anxiety report improved effects after taking it.
Ashwagandha is a plant powder like kratom that reduces anxiety differently. It also raises testosterone indirectly by reducing stress.
L-Theanine also reduces stress but lets you maintain alertness and promotes cognitive function.
The Alpha brain is optional but I’ve found it to be helpful. It’s easier to be more social when you’re relaxed but also focused.
All of the supplements above are a life saver when combined into this routine but it’s not enough if you want to really conquer your social anxiety then read further.
Get More Experience (Get Out of Your House)
Most people who are socially anxious if you can believe it won’t get out of the house much.
It might be intimidating to even go order food for some people and they might be tempted to just stay inside all day but this is really bad for you.
When you stay inside all it creates an irrational fear of going out and talking to people. You simultaneously have a yearning to go out and talk to people but fear it at the same time.
This won’t do, if you want to get better you need to push yourself to do things that make you uncomfortable. Interestingly enough how much you are scared of something is how important it is TO YOU.
If you’re really afraid of meeting new people and them judging you that’s how you know you need to get better.
The best way to get better and have someone open up to you is just being charismatic.
Charisma: The Missing Key
You might hear charisma get thrown around a lot. What do I mean by that?
In essence, charisma is just your ability to be empathetic and focus on the other person’s needs instead of your own.
It’s selfless. Not selfish
Focus on how to make the other person feel good about themselves.
Ask them how their day is going. Listen to their problems. Make them feel understood.
You’ll be amazed how people open up to you when you make them feel understood.
Try it sometime and you’ll be surprised.
Also, try reading this book. It helped me a lot and has been around for a long time, I highly recommend you check it out.
Get Out Of Your House
Go Out on your day off, go out after work, go out whenever you have free time. Just get out of your house.
A lot of people think they get better at conversation by reading about it and improving in other ways.
Don’t fool yourself into thinking this way go out even if you’re tired or don’t feel like it. You’ll feel ten times better and You’ll thank yourself afterward for taking you out of your comfort zone.
Go out to bars at night even if it’s by yourself. Have a few drinks chat up the strangers there. I’ve had crazy conversations with people that I still remember to this day.
If you don’t like drinking that’s fine too just go out and do the same thing. It doesn’t really matter where you go just meet up with some friends or talk to someone new.
Getting Over Your Fear (It’s all in your head)
Getting over your fear will be the hardest thing you do but will be the best thing you ever do.
You’ll have to get in touch with old emotions you’ve pushed away. It might be painful but you can overcome them.
Eliminating your fear will require you to:
- Introspect Regularly
- Do Things That Scare You (Challenge yourself)
Those sound really spiritual but it’s really just practicing being aware of yourself and how comfortable you are in your mind and body.
They just take time and with a little practice, you’ll find yourself feeling good in no time.
Meditating is just the practice of staying present and not letting your thoughts trip you up.
With practice, you’ll stay centered in your head and won’t psych yourself out when you’re trying anything new.
If you don’t know how to meditate that’s fine it’s easy to do. Just follow the steps below if you’re just now meditating for the first time.
- Go some place Quiet
- Sit up right or lay down
- Close your eyes and focus on your breath
- Focus on the present and let your thoughts pass by
How to Meditate
Whenever you meditate which is best done as soon as you wake up or before you go to bed make sure you have a quiet environment so you won’t be disturbed.
You can sit upright with your legs crossed or you can lay down whichever is more comfortable. Close your eyes and relax your entire body.
Take deep slow breaths in and out and just focus on your breathing. As you focus on your breath you might notice thoughts start popping up immediately.
Don’t follow them, don’t judge them, don’t react to them just acknowledge them and let them pass by.
You’re probably wondering how this relates to fear. It relates because people have repressed thoughts and emotions they’ve pushed down over the years.
As you start to meditate you might start to notice certain thoughts and even feelings start to come out of nowhere. That time your parents or teacher told you something you did wasn’t good enough.
If you still carry that around with you you haven’t fully dealt with and processed it.
When you meditate it’s important to FULLY FEEL whatever comes up. Don’t shut it out, don’t judge it. Just feel it accept it and move on.
There’s a good book written on letting go of past trauma if you feel like there’s a lot of bad memories you hold on to check it out.
Letting go of grudges or traumas is a long process but it is the best thing you can do for yourself. So practice it regularly, I started doing it a long time ago and I’m so thankful for it.
Introspecting on a regular basis involves reflecting on your thoughts and actions and keeping them all aligned and congruent with each other.
That means all your thoughts and actions are aligned at all times you aren’t lying to yourself or others.
If you do this long enough it eats away at your core as a being. You can’t really be genuine with people because you aren’t honest with yourself and you can’t really be honest with others.
Introspecting regularly should be part of your routine. Get a Journal and write down your thoughts at the beginning and end of each day.
Record your mood, you’re feeling that day, what were your thoughts like? What’s bothering you, Could I have improved that day?
Writing down everything gets it out on paper you get it off your chest in a sense. Walking around all day and holding everything starts to weigh on you and stress you out.
Do Things That Scare You
Always trying new experiences and mastering them makes you more confident and subsequently makes you less scared.
Think about it, if you try something dangerous like skydiving or riding a motorcycle and come away feeling like you were on top of it how anxious do you think you’ll be?
The answer is you won’t. Doing something on the edge of danger creates this calmness about you where you feel unperturbed no matter what people or life throws at you.
So next time your talk to someone just notice how relaxed you are and how focused you are on the present moment.
You’ll also have something cool to talk about like how casually to go mountain climbing or surfing in the summertime. Gives you some personality.
I’m saying do anything really dangerous, don’t go jumping out of a plane if you aren’t comfortable with it, just do something that challenges you on your level.
In closing, you should have everything you need to start conquering your social anxiety.
Obviously takes a lot more than kratom to destroy social anxiety but this is a good starting point.
Like I said I had this problem for a long time and going through and doing all the steps I outlined above has helped me tremendously and I hope it does the same for you.
I hope this helps anyone who needs it. Let me know what you thought down in the comments and if you have any questions.
As always I’ll see you guys next time.