Shaggy, I know what you mean. I think anxiety makes life so small, limited and boring, isolated. I found I must always push myself
to not sit at home and watch tv or get on the computer. Today I took myself to the movies. I try to do anything I can to break out of
ruts. If I always work and come straight home -- some time I'll stop somewhere to eat, etc.
Shaggy, why don't you start with just one thing you can do differently. Even if it's a bit uncomfortable. That can widen the circle of
life and make things more fun. I find friendships are important too.
I have GAD more than social anxiety. Since I live alone, one thing I enjoy is having a few friends over for a slumber party.
And tomorrow I have a date with someone I met online. Anxiousness still comes up but I try to manage it, be comfortable with it.