Originally Posted by Stoph
The bottom line is that the constant distractions seem to make SA even stronger because now I tend to passively watch conversations like their some kind of TV programs and I end up looking like the quiet creep. Can anyone relate or offer incite?
I don't have much insight to offer but I can definitely relate to distracting myself that way. Hours go by and I'm still sifting through loads of music or roaming internet sites for books I'm interested in, putting off the emails I need to send or the letter I must write, the call I must make...so on and so on. With my history though, finding a distraction from the anxiety is a lot better than other things I've done when I've allowed it to really consume my mind for a long time. I worry so much about what I'll do wrong and what will go wrong and how I'll be blamed for something...it's just a mess. Maybe it's a bit different from your situation, but I do understand and can relate. Only when time is basically gone do I feel motivated to go ahead and do what ever it is I've put off, and when that happens it's as though I'm detached a little from worry over the consequences, if that makes sense.
That last part I put in bold is something I can totally relate to..haha. I feel like that so often when people are talking around me...