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Old 03-19-14, 10:30 AM   #1
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Feeling a little antsy at work this morning. Had my social anxiety therapy group last night. It went fairly well but I feel almost let down now. I feel like I should be accomplishing more. I think I'm just eager to start building a social life.

It's only week 2 of 20 for this group so maybe I'm being too hard on myself, but it's making it hard to concentrate at work. We had to pick 2 "experiments" to do this week, one short/daily one, one long/single day one. I told my group leader for my short one I'd hang out with my roommates, but I'm not sure this one is even worth doing because I already did that last week and don't have as much anxiety around them any more.

For my longer one I really couldn't commit. I said I might go to eat at a busy restaurant, but even that doesn't feel too anxiety provoking. I also said I might volunteer at a soup kitchen, but that's also setting the bar pretty low.

I can't think of anything I should be working on.
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Old 03-19-14, 11:40 AM   #2
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Hi Brandon86,
try not put so much pressure on yourself, I know it's easier said than done.
I think it's better to start off with mild anxiety situations and move on little by little.
Years ago, after a car accident I wanted to drive again and it just made me panic, being in a car or the thought of driving. I started driving with a retired policeman, we did the same short distance and every week we changed the route and made it longer. You should have seen me tremble trying to open the car door, my whole body used to shake and I kept saying to myself "I can do whatever I want to do, whenever I want to do it, and I can do it" and smiled at myself in the rear mirror every time I said it. In the end my stupid brain believed me and I could do it. It made me feel so good the day I could cope with driving on my own. Still feel a bit anxious but I made it. If I could, you certanly can!
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Old 03-19-14, 12:44 PM   #3
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It's not necessarily that I'm afraid of certain social situations (I mean, I am, but that's not the problem) it's that I'm worried I'm not making the best use of my time. After our first group session I felt energized, and was eager to do a lot of social things. After this week I was just like "Well, now what?" I feel kinda lost. I don't know what I should be working on.
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Why don't you ask them?
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Old 03-19-14, 03:37 PM   #5
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I don't know, I don't even know what to ask. Everything I could try either seems too easy or too scary. There's no inbetween.

I also need to pick something to do in group for next week. I was thinking of reading aloud something I wrote, because going to writing groups has always scared me to death. I think I could do that, but then I'm supposed to do an "experiment" next week building off of that. So basically, go to a writer's group and read something I wrote. I don't think I'm ready for that. It's easier in group.
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Instead of writing perhaps painting a small simple picture in front of the group that best describes what makes you happy, or something that feels peaceful to you. The reason I suggest this is because this way your still facing your fear, but you don't necessarily have to face the group and its a step closer then being in the corner.
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Old 09-15-14, 12:09 PM   #7
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Talk to the group leader(s) about it? Hey, if you're scared to do that, that can even be your project.


In the past, I've also felt like I should be accomplishing more in therapy.


Sometimes just thinking about something makes it no longer anxiety-provoking. Maybe this is happening with you. If so, move on to the next challenge. If the same thing happens again, move on immediately to the next one.


Social life? Maybe build it in the support group? Can you trust the leaders?
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