A While ago i write a post about my Social Anxiety and a lot of amazing feedback came from that of either you guys sharing your versions of Social Anxiety or you guys giving me advice on how to deal with it slowly and comfortably and i can't thank you all enough for the feedback as it has helped me a lot.
After a horrible to start to the New Year things are starting to look up for me.
I told my best friend about my Social Anxiety and she was so thoughtful and understanding about it and she says that when i go back to the UK she's going to help me out by doing little things with me, I also mentioned it to my mum and if you read my post about Social Anxiety previously then you know it was a big deal for me because my mum always came up with stupid remarks about it. but instead while we were out having coffee i subtly brought it up in conversation and instead of shooting me down like she normally does she was very understanding.
She understood where i was coming from and she even told me that she gets anxious around other people as well, it was kind of comforting to know that for once she didn't have a nasty comment to say instead she was caring. She's slowly helping me, like getting me to go up and pay for something while she stands behind me in case i get a panic attack.
It sounds weird but doing just a simple thing like paying for items while out and speaking to someone i would normally just ignore is helping me. I mean it's not fully helping me, i still feel myself having a panic attack while ordering food at restaurant or something like that but hey at least I'm trying right?
but i just wanted to say thank you for all the amazing encouragement a lot of you have given me, if it wasn't for you all i don't think i would of been able to tell my best friend or even mention it to my mum.
Through dealing with my Social Anxiety other things have started happening, i used to get such bad nightmares of weird things like talking in-front of a crowd and instead of me picturing them naked i was naked... awkward! now i know that might not sound like a nightmare to some of you guys but for me that makes me wake up with the sweats and i start having a panic attack from it, but since i started dealing with my anxiety the nightmares have slowly stopped. i keep having like one/two a week but that's better than having them nearly every night right?
Anyways, i just wanted to say a big Thank you again to all the people that helped me and i hope that it keeps going up from here and not back to square one!
Just Another Girl xxx
b.t.w I'm just going to put this here because saw it online and it made me smile!