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It's been a while since I've talked about Social Anxiety, so I'm bringing the topic back because heyyy that's what I'm really good at (ha!). 

I'm in the process of working on a short 4-part course to help you leave Social Anxiety at home post-social-distancing because let's face it, we're now more anxious than ever! 

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling awkward with every encounter I have these days.

I'm constantly overthinking each interaction as it happens. My highly sensitive nature and the INFJ in me is on high alert every time I walk out of the house.

  • Am I staying far enough from this person?
  • Am I following the right protocols for this store? (WHY ARE THERE NO ENGLISH INSTRUCTIONS!)
  • Are they getting uncomfortable standing around me too long?
  • Omg, I'm about to sneeze, what do I do?!

My social anxiety is starting to ramp up. Thank goodness I don't have any more video calls to deal with, otherwise, I'd have a mental breakdown.

But, there is one thing I've been telling myself lately that has helped me cope with all of this better:

Preparing for the awkwardness ahead of time.

See, whenever I find myself in a conversation (with anyone these days) and the awkwardness creeps in, I start doubting myself. I start fidgeting in uncomfortableness and I stop being present. I hide away in the recesses of my own mind and try to find quick fixes to the weirdness that's escalating.

BUT.

When I tell myself that things will be 100% awkward (usually right before I leave my house to go somewhere where there are people), I'm more at ease and kinder to myself when a situation arises.

I find that preparing myself for the awkwardness that's to come makes it easier to deal with. I allow myself to feel the feelings and to ride the waves as they come, instead of trying to figure out a way out of it.

It's a slight shift in mindset but it helps tremendously.

Go ahead, welcome the awkwardness and you'll feel so much better!

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honestrox I can't stop eating 🤷‍♀️ I know I'm pregnant but I'm constantly thinking about what my next snack will be.

It's gotten to the point where I don't even allow myself to work or write unless I eat something first.
And then of course, after I eat, I'm not motivated anymore to do anything.

I realize that this is RESISTANCE and PROCRASTINATION paying a visit.

Yes. I know these two very personally and I've succumbed to them in the past few weeks.

I know what I should be doing, yet I'm doing everything BUT that.

So I turn my attention to food.

What about you, what are you turning your attention to instead of what you SHOULD be doing?
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