A shower. The shower is one of my safe places at home, and when I take a shower I feel like I can think clearer.
I’d say a good day for me is probably just feeling ‘normal.’ Not overwhelmingly happy, not sad or anything, just kind of more happy than usual, but not as happy as others around me.
I’m sorry I cancel plans so often. It’s never your fault and I wish I could explain my anxiety and mental illness better.
I shut down. I can’t think. I forget where I’m going or what I’m doing. I just fall asleep.
Name five things you can see, four things you can hear, three things you can touch/feel, two things you can smell, one thing you can taste.
I often end up talking to myself, trying to anticipate others’ responses as if we were actually having to conversation. It’s nice because I can talk through an issue without having to talk to anyone, but it stinks because I’ve gotten in the habit of just talking to myself all the time.
People change. They start treating you differently. It’s as if you are a walking attraction, when all you want to be is yourself.
A good day is when the mere thought of leaving the house doesn’t make my heart race.
I’m done fighting all the time. Feeling like I’m losing a battle I’m never going to win.
Nail biting. Foot tapping. Hair twirling. These small signs of nervousness may sound familiar for someone who has social anxiety. But social anxiety isn’t just nervousness — so for people who have social anxiety, these “nervous habits” can manifest in ways we wouldn’t expect.