Learning how to navigate my introversion + social anxiety was life-changing for me. There's that impulse that we have to try to be "normal" or to "fake it until we make it" when it comes to being social. It used to emotionally drain me so much.
When I learned how to tell people (without shame or making up excuses) that I needed to step back not only did my friendships become healthier but I became healthier too. I wasn't always stressing out about how to come up with a good excuse to get out of something and the absolute guilt of saying "Sure, I'll go!" and then having something "come up". When I first started talking to my wife I wondered if she'd be okay with it. She's an extrovert and she LOVES talking on the phone and me? I'd be great if I never had to talk on the phone. Being able to let her know when I was feeling anxious or when I needed "me" time stopped me from being overwhelmed and emotionally crashing.
Making your needs known is HARD especially when it's not something you're used to but you'll be surprised about how many people will love and support you.
I talk a lot about #anxiety , #copingskills , and how to manage anxiety. A big part of combating anxiety happens in the brain. You've got to learn how to steer your thoughts, you've got to learn how to un-stick those thought-loops, and a healthy dose of positive self-talk goes a LONG way but sometimes it's self-soothing and the little things that can make a difference,
Here are some things that always makes me feel better.
What little thing makes you feel less anxious?
Today the full moon is in Capricorn with a partial lunar eclipse. Eclipses magnify the energy of the full moon making it a more powerful time.
Because the moon is in Capricorn, not only can this energy affect Capricorns but it also magnifies traditional Capricorn traits into all of our lives.
This is a great time to use the full moon energy to take a look at your responsibilities and your boundaries, to do an inventory of where you're at right now vs where you want to be, and to refocus on your goals while releasing all of the things that are holding you back ESPECIALLY if the thing holding you back is your unwillingness to bend.
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