How do I stop being so shy and awkward?
I was really outgoing and loud (a bit too much at times <<) a few years ago, but not anymore. I got diagnosed with clinical depression and I'm only now fulling getting over it. This caused me to withdraw and not want to be me. Don't worry, I'm better now! :D The problem is, no matter how hard I try I just can't talk to people. I try to, but it won't happen. It just comes out as awkward and quiet words, and I can't say what's in my mind. I have heard a lot of advice along the lines of "just practice by saying hi to a lot of people" or "force yourself to do it" or the other information that comes from Googling it. But nothing helps. I can be myself not in-person, but I really don't want to be this shy girl. I miss the old me. Any help, advice, or tips?