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CharlieLizzie16 09-02-2019 10:44 PM

Made a phone call and didn't get anxious
 
When I was in a social anxiety group years ago my focus was on making phone calls and that was what my fear hierarchy(I think that was what it was called) was about. I'd prefer to avoid making phoning calls and sometimes it might take me a couple hours after making one to calm down. I do have a friend that calls me a lot though which takes a lot of energy out of me, so can become frustrating especially since I've once mentioned that I prefer texts though he prefers phone calls and I once said that phone calls are hard for me during a hone call with him which I feel was ignored. Those calls may have helped with exposure though as well as having to make phone calls at work. Anyways today I called a pharmacy to see if they were open and if I was able to get something from them since the pharmacy I usually go to was closed due to it being a holiday here today and I didn't feel anxious after making the phone call. I can't recall how I felt before but I think it was alright.

SplendidBob 09-03-2019 04:29 AM

Thats great. It's difficult to remember these kinds of improvements. Keep going and keep these successes in mind :).

CharlieLizzie16 09-04-2019 02:17 PM

Thank you so much, SplendidBob:)

Courage777 10-15-2019 08:32 PM

Congratulations!
 
I remember when I used to have the same problem. I'd have others do the calling for me. Then eventually, after I made myself do one call, then another, and then another... It might've taken me sometime to get comfortable with this but I can do it now with little difficulty. That's only with customer service though, I never call those close to me except my mom and sister. Guess I got some homework there. I commend you for you achievement too, take one day at a time.

andy1984 10-15-2019 09:03 PM

nice one!


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