This video is really fun. They have these little tricks that you can make from common objects that you would have in your house or in your purse. They set up the trick and ask people to try to figure out the method. Then the people have fun trying to figure out the trick to it.
After a few tries and the people cannot figure it out, then the guy shows them the trick and you can see how it is done.
I like watching things like this. They are a great distraction from anxiety and stress that you may be experiencing. It kind of takes you out of your head and into something else that is fun.
This particular one sets up a trick that uses a matchbook with the wooden matches and an Altoid mint candy.
Here is another video from Scam School. This one teaches you a couple of super cool magic tricks that you can perform for people. They are easy but they look hard when you do them.
The first one used a newspaper and the magician has you choose where he cuts a strip from the paper. It ends up that he predicts what the words will be where the paper gets cut with the scissors. You have to watch it to see how this works. Super cool !
If you have social anxiety, these little tricks might help you to break the ice with people. You can do them at home or at a restaurant or a bar.
These kinds of things are great for increasing the plasticity of your brain. Any kind of re-wiring work you are doing will work better if your brain plasticity is better. Learning new things like can actually help with your recovery and healing from C-PTSD and PTSD.
Because the brain is stuck in a certain loop of thought patterns, you want to break up the thought patterns that have been programmed into you by other people.
Here is one with coin tricks.