Learning new skills can help us feel more in control of our anxiety, but doing so is not always easy and takes motivation and energy.
That’s why we asked a couple of our community members who are further along in their recovery journey to share some hope and motivation for all of us here.
Today’s story comes from a member with the username, Rachel:
My Message For You:
Please be kind to yourself, if you can only cope with meeting up with a single friend or family member and not the office party or a larger family gathering, that is still a big win and don’t feel guilty for building up slowly.
Avoidance is the easiest thing to do when you have social anxiety but count every single thing you don’t avoid, whether that be making a small social outing and not cancelling or suggesting an adjustment that might not make you as anxious like a zoom Christmas catch up, it might feel like nothing but I promise you it’s not.
If you enjoyed this story, would you consider sharing your own words of encouragement or support for other members?
You can do so here and you can choose to stay anonymous: https://my-aya.typeform.com/to/qtrLkNgY>