I have trouble making new friends
I really have trouble letting my guard down and meeting new people. Whether it be meeting someone new or talking to a girl or whatever. At the same time, I feel confident about myself in alot of aspects. And I do believe that I will overcome my social anxiety in the near future. So I have formulated a few suggestions for myself to help overcome my fears.
1) Try and hold the longest conversation you can with a random aqaintance.
2) Have a couple "confidence mantras."
ie (life is what you make of it), but less generic, more individualized.
3) lighten up, have shameless fun!
What do you think? Anybody have any further suggestions?