managing social anxiety

I get pretty anxious before and during social interactions – is this part of the 50% negative emotion that I should accept or do I need to do more thought work to reduce my anxiety? I know now that much of my anxiety comes from self-critical thoughts that I’ve been working on managing. As I type this, I realize that I also add a lot of negativity to the mix by judging myself for feeling anxious with people – like I shouldn’t feel that way because it means I’m generally not confident or secure or strong. And being not confident and insecure is clearly horrifying to my brain. It doesn’t feel great to me either, so just wondering the best way to proceed.