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Maddawg32

757d

I'm Really struggling with being scared to do a lot of things lately like standing up for my self and working in public places witch is really sucky and I don't know what to do about it any advice on what to do ?🤔

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    • Baby_Cactus

      757d

      Honestly, the way it’s got easier for me is by forcing myself to do it more. Like go out even when you don’t need to. If my roommates went grocery shopping, I’d tag along even if I need to because it was a way to scope out a safe space for when I needed to go shopping later. Go in brief intervals. The best thing you can do is just jump into it like it’s a pool. Just make that grocery list and map out in your head where everything is and then go in. When you wish you’d have stood up for yourself, think about if you still can and if not, make a plan for what you’ll do next time. If you fall short again, make a plan for that next next time! The point is, it’s going to be goofy, but you have to jump in and adapt. It’s scary because it’s new and so much can go wrong. The more you experience the “wrong” then the less wrong it feels. I hope this made any sense lmao!

    • Baby_Cactus

      757d

      Honestly, the way it’s got easier for me is by forcing myself to do it more. Like go out even when you don’t need to. If my roommates went grocery shopping, I’d tag along even if I need to because it was a way to scope out a safe space for when I needed to go shopping later. Go in brief intervals. The best thing you can do is just jump into it like it’s a pool. Just make that grocery list and map out in your head where everything is and then go in. When you wish you’d have stood up for yourself, think about if you still can and if not, make a plan for what you’ll do next time. If you fall short again, make a plan for that next next time! The point is, it’s going to be goofy, but you have to jump in and adapt. It’s scary because it’s new and so much can go wrong. The more you experience the “wrong” then the less wrong it feels. I hope this made any sense lmao!

      • Baby_Cactus

        757d

        @Baby_Cactus The best thing for me was to learn about the biology of anxiety. So when I started to feel certain symptoms I knew it wasn’t death, it was panic and that was something I could control. I picked up techniques from mediation that helped me learn how to stop the spiral before it starts. It doesn’t always work of course, but that’s some more concrete advice than “just jump in”

        • Maddawg32

          757d

          @Baby_Cactus thank you this totally gave me a different out look in things it means a lot 😇

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