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Willisalarming

516d

Sometimes I have trouble discerning what's real and what's in my head. For example, I struggle with overthinking social ques a lot. I can't tell if someone's looking at me a certain way because I've done something wrong to warrant it or if it's all in my head and I'm paranoid. I feel an overwhelming amount of guilt for a lot of social interactions I have because sometimes I feel like I say the wrong things and end up hurting people, but I'm never even really sure if that's the case. Nobody has ever directly told me that the things I say hurt them but I just have a gut feeling like something I did was wrong. Obviously this is generalized anxiety, but it makes it so difficult to discern what's even real and what isn't. What am I worrying about excessively and what is a genuine valid worry.

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    • EntropyMill

      515d

      Yeah that's a mood! i recently realised I often get triggered just from being around people, mostly due to being shamed for acting autistically as a kid. When I notice myself obsessing about social cues I find it can help to try and bring awareness out of my head and into my body, like by stimming or moving around, and then i can notice that I'm feeling anxious, and feeling that helps me take steps to soothe it. Of course, in an unsafe environment, people can be further judgy and weird about autistic behaviours which exacerbates the issue 😅 you're not alone, the world is often unkind to us and that's not your fault ❤️

    • lollygage

      514d

      Have you heard of rejection sensitive dysphoria?

    • MakGyver

      514d

      I have the exact same problem. It really causses me anxiety. I use calming/coping techniques, such as breathing excercises and meditation.

    • DitsyDiabetic

      514d

      This is so relatable. I wish i knew how to help, but i have the same issue. Following for (hopefully) good advice! Also if anyone wants to be friends pls message me first! 🤩

    • EntropyMill

      515d

      Yeah that's a mood! i recently realised I often get triggered just from being around people, mostly due to being shamed for acting autistically as a kid. When I notice myself obsessing about social cues I find it can help to try and bring awareness out of my head and into my body, like by stimming or moving around, and then i can notice that I'm feeling anxious, and feeling that helps me take steps to soothe it. Of course, in an unsafe environment, people can be further judgy and weird about autistic behaviours which exacerbates the issue 😅 you're not alone, the world is often unkind to us and that's not your fault ❤️

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