Brushing off the negative and unhelpful comments of others takes practice. The majority of the world lives in a constant trance like state, accepting and reacting whatever negatives are said to them. The truth is, once you accept that those words of others are solely linked to feelings such as jealousy, we start to realize that there’s more to those hurtful comments then we realize.
Today’s short inspiration against anxiety message should start to make you more conscious of the big picture
Life doesn’t revolve around what others say and think about you. If your anxiety is fueled greatly by what others say or do, it may be time to start the process of re-evaluation. Once you begin to set that imaginary wall in front of you, you can begin developing a great tool that will only help you reach your greatest goals in your life faster.
I don’t know about you but my social life was pretty non existent during my Anxiety Disorder
What happened to that fearless outgoing man I once was I thought to myself. Agoraphobia which most of the time accompanies a Panic Disorder, is an avoidance of situations and places that could be difficult to escape, or where help may be inaccessible during a panic attack or during scary physical sensations, this could be one of the reasons you tend not to be the social butterfly you wish to be.
The simple thought of going for a cup of tea with a few friends has many potential worries for someone with high levels of anxiety and panic, some of those worries could be will we sit too far from the front door or washroom just in case, how will I be able to socialize and at the same time check in to how i’m feeling just in case something goes wrong, and will others pick up on my worrying and not want to be friends with me anymore, or even worse think i’m crazy? See how everything begins to revolve around how we look in other peoples eyes?
Begin turning your attention from what other people say and think of you, to focusing on turning a certain aspect of your life around. If anxiety is affecting your progress in that area of your life, it may be time to look for a solution that has worked well for someone else, and follow the same path through that mentor.