Can't turn my mind off
This isn't really social anxiety but maybe some people can relate. I am literally thinking all day, talking to myself and narrating events. It's to the point where I can't relax or act natural. All day I just isolate myself and think. When I'm in social situations I'm never "there." I'm in my head thinking about something, usually worrying. Needless to say, this has caused me to isolate since interacting with people has become unbearable. I get no joy from hanging out with friends anymore. It feels like a chore. I leave the house just so I can put on the illusion of being normal.
I originally assumed it was just social anxiety disorder but after examining my thoughts a little it has become clear that it is something more. Does anyone else basically live in their head? I'd love to hear people's suggestions and experiences.
In the telephone totem pole of life, I am the hamburger phone