I sent this article to a few people whose anxiety-ridden brains work like the author’s, Holly Riordan And also like mine. They all said the same thing: Wow.
Wow, as in, that post was drained right from my brain. Social anxiety described perfectly.
If you found my site, you’ll be interested in reading this. A quick and compelling read.
Here are the first two paragraphs:
I hate how much trouble I have talking to people. I hate how uncomfortable I feel in social situations. I hate how I constantly feel like I don’t belong.
I hate how long I focus on my mistakes — even if they aren’t major. How long I think about the joke I told that no one laughed at. How long I think about the stupid text I sent that wasn’t interesting enough to earn a response. How long I think about the way I stuttered when I spoke to someone I wanted to impress.
So, does this describe how anxiety feels to you?
Does this resonate? Or is your personal experience different? Let us know below in the comments.