#4: Go Ahead and Enjoy Life
Once I decided to take charge and control my future, everything began falling into place. Obviously, I couldn’t even hope of meeting someone and experiencing a normal relationship if I continued to be shy and avoid people, so I began to meet new people to overcome my fear.
If you’re suffering from the fear of intimacy, you should get out and hang out with people too! There’s no way around that. You can start by talking to your colleagues (assuming that you’ve avoided them just like me). This way, you at least know what you’re getting into.
Remember that you won’t change overnight. It will take a while for you to start making friends. The point is to do what you love. If your colleagues are not into any activities you enjoy, then look elsewhere.
The more people you meet, the better it is for you because that’s the first step you’re taking to get rid of your fear of intimacy. You don’t have to rush into it; take it easy and see whether you’re enjoying the way you’re leading your life.