Just how bad is it affecting your life?
I can relate for me to even just go get gas or go to the supermarket can be a real chore :/ but i try to push myself through it. I also want friends but when people try to befriend me i push them awayI have quite severe anxiety. It used to affect my life so much that I was afraid of leaving the house. I still have severe anxiety but I am working now and saving money. So I can still get things done. But I am still caught between that place of wanting a social life and friends. But being terrified to go out and get it.
i know how u feel,i graduated high school 2011 and i to havent started college for the same reasons as yours...I graduated high school in 2010 and I still have not started college yet. I'm too afraid. I will have to sit in a room with a bunch of other people I don't know for like an hour and half and have to do group projects and present in front of everyone. Thinking about it stresses me out. I work as a sales associate at a really big clothing store and sometimes i can't even talk to customers or coworkers. Sometimes I don't even greet customers because I'm afraid they will ignore me and then I look stupid. I always feel so awkward and that everyone is judging me. I only have one friend and I've known her since I was 9. I don't know how to make new friends because it's really hard for me to talk to people.
I'm incredibly introverted, it does not really affect me as I usually don't like to be around people. It makes social situations a pain, but seeing how rare I have to engage in them it is not that big of a deal.Just how bad is it affecting your life?