Do you ever feel like you're having a great day and then instead of just relaxing and reflecting upon what a good day you had, you continue to feel dissatisfied and proceed to do more, which just ends up overstimulating you and making you feel bad?
This happened to me yesterday. I was having such a good day. I spent the entire day with friends, was very productive and sociable and went home feeling contentedly tired.
However, after coming home and resting for a while, I guess I just got a high from my day and decided that I needed to do more. This is where my day went sour and I started feeling anxious again.
I think that's an issue with people with anxiety is that there is a constant fear that we're not doing enough or that we're not enough in some way. Like, for the first half of my day, I didn't have any social anxiety. I was in the moment enjoying myself with people I like.
It was after I got home and overstimulated myself when I started feeling anxious and self conscious again.
Anyone else experience this? I feel like all anxieties would be gone if we could more realistically reflect on how good our lives really are and within that, how okay this moment really is.
When I really become aware of the moment I'm in and just surrender and immerse myself in it, I end up doing all the things my anxiety holds me back from doing, I'm just not thinking about it.