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Hi everyone:

If there were one and only one thing that you could do right now to kick anxiety in the butt what would it be? There obviously are many different things but what would be the biggest and have the most far reaching impact?

Lately I've thought of just putting my guard down once and for all and finally coming out to tell my parents about this condition which has been bothering me for too long. I've always been very afraid of this because I've always worried over how they would react. But maybe this is just a scenario that I've blown way out of proportion...maybe they already know and at least suspect it and my coming out to tell them won't be much of a revelation at all.

Doing this would obviously be very scary and require some bravery...but the potential upside could be great. Maybe I will finally get the change that I've needed for so long.
 

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I think th biggest thing I could do is to be exactly who I am. To do exactly what I want to, what occurs to me, and to say what I want to say. All this without fear of what other poeple will say or think or decide about me. I don't mean be an *******, but to consider that I have a right to be here, as much of a right as anyone else. Not that I have any idea who I am.

Also realize that just as I don't permalabel everyone or judge them strictly and concretely, so others don't judge me.
 

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I think th biggest thing I could do is to be exactly who I am. To do exactly what I want to, what occurs to me, and to say what I want to say. All this without fear of what other poeple will say or think or decide about me. I don't mean be an *******, but to consider that I have a right to be here, as much of a right as anyone else. Not that I have any idea who I am.

Also realize that just as I don't permalabel everyone or judge them strictly and concretely, so others don't judge me.
Wow, you took the words right from my mouth. I have this automatic notion that others should always be put before me, that I should accommodate everyone else's whims. I've been trying to tell myself what you said: I have just as much of a right to be here and be myself as anyone else does.
 
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