A word that I see quite often these days is anxiety. It seems that a lot of people are dealing with this dreaded emotion. Before the popularity with this word, I never quite understood what it was I was feeling. So thank you social media, now I finally know who I am and what I’m dealing with.
For years I have been dealing with an uncertain emotion and I never knew how to describe it. I would be too nervous to ask for directions in case I would be judged. I was too scared to ask for assistance from a store assistant in case I was wasting their time. I was too afraid too speak up and be listened to in case people thought differently.
One of the reasons why I blog is because it allows to me to be more interactive. It allows me to let off steam and I wont get judged, and if people are negative, well… I don’t have to speak to them face to face so it’s not going to knock me down.
People assume that I am shy. The thing is they couldn’t be more wrong, but having a high level of anxiety can stop you from doing simple things. Things like raising your hand when you know an answer to a question or asking for assistance.
How it feels?
It feels like sleep paralysis. Everything is going on around you, you want to interact, you want to be apart of whatever it is that’s surrounding you, but something is holding you down, you forget your breathing pattern and you lose your voice.
How I deal with it?
baby steps – I like to interact with people as much as I can. Sometimes this is as small as going to a store and asking an assistance where a certain product is stacked. A little question goes a long way. The more I ask, the less I worry. honestly, its a great relief when you’ve accomplished something as little as this.
Blogging helps a lot too. it allows me to be myself.
Really, I doesn’t matter how I deal with it, all that really matters is the fact that I’m not going to let this beat me.
Do you guys suffer from anything like this? if so, how do you deal with it? any tips and tricks that you would like to share?
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