"The best way out of anxiety is often to expose yourself to the things you are afraid of"
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you aren't willing to have it, you will. - Steven Hayes The majority of things people with anxiety do to try to escape from it, generate further stress and anxiety.
If you're feeling anxious or ashamed, ask yourself what thought or assumption is driving that feeling. Frequently, the thought will be flawed.