I was once going down that path. Maybe I will again. Who knows?
Many people know there’s a neurological correlation between being highly creative and mentally ill, but few seem to realize that the same is true between being socially anxious and highly intelligent.
Interestingly enough, I recently took my Instagram public (thank you, thank you, I know, thank you, guys really please, STOP it! you’re the brave ones, not me) so I am glad to share a few tips that might help you overcome your crippling SMA:
Anxiety is a very convincing argument for “Ignorance is bliss.”
It is too easy for our lives to become about what we are afraid of. Bit by bit, slowly, fear makes us believe that not trying is better than failing. That’s when fear owns us. Suddenly we are reduced to the totality of our fears, and our lives become defined differently.
Depression kills and if you don’t want to hit bottom, stop digging the hole. This can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. But the good news is you can work this out of your system.
I would like to construct for myself a panic room, into which I can retreat during particularly bad spells of social anxiety.
It’s not just all in their head and they can’t just “get over” anxiety.
Being sad is an emotion. And emotions, by nature, are temporary creatures. I am sad when a relationship ends or I watch a video of a dog waiting by the grave of a soldier. And is sadness a side effect of depression? Well yeah, duh. Absolutely. But having depression and being sad are not exclusive beasts.
I know you never lie to me about these incredibly sweet and sincere things you tell me to make me feel less anxious and all the more loved.