Originally Posted by shana
Ok, and what does "getting well" mean? Does it mean making friends, and/or being happy? Or going out of my house without worrying if my neighbor is out of his house (which he always is)?
Yes, that is my interpretation of 'getting well'.
Do not get me wrong here- I am not being sarcastic or rude.
Getting well to me WOULD be making friends, being happy and not worrying whether my neighbor is out of his house.
What about you? Is that what being well would mean to you?
Specifically, being well to me would be the things I cannot do. Right now in my life, that means date or travel, fly on a plane, etc.
Years ago, being 'well' to me meant:- being able to leave the house in the daylight. OR - leave the house at all. Or go to the grocery store. Catch a bus and actually stay on it. Drive. Now I can do a lot of the things I couldn't before. I don't know if you relate to any of that or not.
Are you agoraphobic? Because that is much tougher than just social anxiety. (not to minimize social anxiety).
****On another note- i noticed that you are very much concentrating on attracting negative.
You've read the Law of Attraction, as have many others. (By which author did you read?)
I have NOT read it. Do you know what? I just had that book sitting here on my coffee table and returned it yesterday. I did not read it. I am not doing well right now, in fact I'm having a really ugly relapse of anxiety and depression.
I actually returned that book without reading it because I thought that that message is NOT what I need in my head right now. I'm doing so poorly that I don't want to know that I'm attracting all the negative crap in my life, which perhaps I AM. (and whatever else it says in that book, I don't know because I haven't read it), but I'm pretty sure I'd feel doomed right now if I read it. Seriously. It would make me feel more hopeless.
In fact when my best buddy read it a couple years ago, she gradually let go of our friendship because I was very depressed, and she wanted healthy people in her life, and would sheepishy mention that she needed positiveness in her life. I understood what she meant. I'm not sure that i even blame her. It's not fun having depressed friends. But it was because of what she learned in the book and just wanted me to stop being in a depressed state which I couldn't do for her.
Anyways- I know I will read that book on of these days, but when I am less depressed or anxious. I have been looking forward to reading it, but it's not the time for me.
This is just my story and thoughts.