Social Anxiety Forum

Social Anxiety Forum (https://www.socialanxietysupport.com/forum/)
-   Coping With Social Anxiety (https://www.socialanxietysupport.com/forum/f26/)
-   -   Graduation tomorrow. (https://www.socialanxietysupport.com/forum/f26/graduation-tomorrow-2224011/)

EudaimoniaVibes75 05-31-2019 02:14 AM

Graduation tomorrow.
 
Really worried. The huge amount of people, having to walk up to the stage to get my diploma, sitting and having to face all the people, and much more are making me so worried for my high school graduation. Not helping is the fact that we are gonna do this really stupid dance. The idea of dancing itself is already a mess, but in front of all of those people? That and the dance itself is pretty bad and we will 100% **** it up tomorrow? Not helping.

Any way I can help myself calm down? I’m looking forward for tomorrow but I’m also so scared.

ButImAFlower 06-06-2019 06:59 PM

I would say do your best to try to stay in the moment tomorrow and take it one second at a time. In the end, it's going to fly by and it will just become another memory. Try to soak it up, this is a once in a lifetime kind of thing. It's really special and you should feel proud of yourself for making it through high school with anxiety, not an easy accomplishment! Recognize your bravery for making it through and give yourself a pat on the back. You definitely aren't the only one who is nervous for the dancing or the only one that thinks that it's stupid. Know that you aren't alone in those feelings even if nobody else says it! Also, people attending are going to be focused on finding the person up on stage that they are there to support, not everybody is going to be looking at you the entire time.

Barakiel 06-06-2019 07:35 PM

I can understand the anxiety if you're one of the few not to dance, but surely you won't be punished or have your diploma withheld from you for not participating? Regardless sounds awful and I'm thankful my graduation didn't have anything like that. :afr

Barakiel 06-06-2019 07:38 PM

Oh, I just noticed the date of the OP. Hope to hear an update from you!

EudaimoniaVibes75 06-08-2019 02:39 AM

It went really well! The dance ended up being a mess but I don’t really care anymore. Can’t believe it’s already been a week!

Chris S W 06-08-2019 09:01 AM

I'd rather stab the headmaster than do a silly dance in front of all those people. But I've been told I take myself too seriously. Plus my headmaster was a perv who molested girls as young as eleven and called me a moron. I say he's the moron for taking pictures of himself being a dirty perv with children.

Congrats for going through with the dance. We didn't have to dance. Just collect something on the stage, shake their hand and go. The only thing I was really anxious about (other than attention being on me and usual SA stuff) was not being applauded, which I wasn't, but I didn't tell my parents about the leavers assembly because I anticipated the issue (as we with SA do), so they didn't witness that.


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® ©2000-2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome