Originally Posted by aegis
Hello. Thanks for the reply. Yes, my shyness has hurt me socially. I am basically a hermit. I know this is the reason that I feel depressed. But I can't seem to find the courage to leave my bedroom. By the way, I am a 23-year-old male.
Look into doing some CBT. This will help with those negative thoughts your "inventing" which have no basis on fact or reality.
Even if your more hideous than a circus side-show freak, SO WHAT?
Certainly, if you go dancing on cars stopped at traffic lights, or punching people wearing a red article of clothing, then I would recommend you get therapy first, but otherwise your reasons for not going out are in your own mind. You have invented them, and you are being your own worst enemy.
Go for a walk. Set out to purchase something different maybe, like a non-wheat bread, smelly cheese, or a T-shirt. You don't have to buy, just look. If your compulsive or, like me, easily pushed into buying something, don't take any money. This is no where near a cure, but it's a step in the right direction.