How do you feel for the first fifteen minutes of socialising?

I usually feel quite anxious and uncomfortable. I always used to get a drink as quickly as possible so I could relax and enjoy myself.

Through not drinking, I’ve realised that I get through that initial anxiety just as quickly (and maybe more quickly, and I don’t feel any of it the following morning either) if I just wait it out.

Give it fifteen minutes and I’ll feel safe and happy and can relax and enjoy myself.

How would you feel about choosing an alcohol free drink as your first drink on a night out, to see how you manage your social nerves without booze?