Hi my name is Sam, I have anxiety and depression for many years with variations of intensity. I have just finished my degree and have become more anxious after finishing it as I think I was bottling up my anxiety just to complete my degree, however now I am finished, I really want to relax and socialise more with my friends but feel like I dont no how to do either with anxiety. Has anyone found any relaxation techniques that have been effective or ways of goal setting that have decreased anxiety. Sometimes I just try to carry on with what I am doing but because I am anxious I dont no how to start conversations or just feel like I need to get back home and other times I bear the anxiety and stay in the situation and it reduces.
Any tips in anxiety reduction without medication?