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Great Discovery For Anxiety & Depression

I remember when my anxiety & mood went higher than it's normal bad level for month and i discovered it's because i was thinking too much about these negative feelings by frequently responding harshly to them. I started ignoring the feelings and stopped negatively exploding to them within a few days my anxiety & mood went back down to it's normal anxiety level. Wasn't a full fix but wasn't at that worse level.

When you ...
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Almost There

Motivation: Recovering from anxiety, depression, & drug addiction takes alot of practice (consistency). You literally have to see it as a VERY long term project of consistent PRACTICE and development in ONE relaxation technique (tool) at a time without quitting too early and switching to another technique so quick. These techniques (tools) can be positive thinking, distractions, deep breathing, etc.

Relaxation techniques are similar to practicing skills such as art, sports, or growing a business ...
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Everyone has social anxiety

This will make you feel like other "normal or cool' people are the same as you and no one is better. Everyone has social anxiety. My brother used to tell me this and i didn't believe him for the longestttt.

Everyone has social anxiety. Shyness is social anxiety: fear of talking...If you don't believe me tell people your conversation anxiety or being watched symptoms 70% will say "i think have it too"

I believe 95% ...
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How i overcame my social anxiety

I had severe conversation social anxiety and got made fun by people that i can't talk to anyone when i was a young. I didn't have any female friends. Simple friendly conversation was terrifying with men or women.

What changed everything is exposure. I used to be the biggest critic and hater of exposure and always bashed it in forums or groups. I always made the excuse i'm already doing exposure since i had to ...
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Having trouble to connect with people

Hi, i already created a topic but i think it didn't make it through moderation. Anyways here's anotherone, less gruesome one. I just can't seem to connect with people, i am always nervous about talking to people, i feel like everything i say is stupid, and i am so insecure and terrified of everything and every social contact that i never even had a girlfriend before, i can only socialy function when i'm clonazepam or ...
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Beyond devastated at redundancy

I am devastated to have been made redundant from my workplace.

I have suffered from social anxiety for as long as I can remember. I have lost the best job I’ve ever had and the best therapy I have ever had for my anxiety.

I passed my first ever interview (I’m 32 years old now) to get a job that was perfect for my anxiety, because I had a small office with two people I ...
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People always dislike me/I'm too boring or quiet

Hi everyone!

I already wrote this as a reply on another post, but I feel it's also more it's own post.
Hoping to hear many other very similar stories and also possibly some tips/explanations on why these things happen like that :)

I used to be a very popular person in that I had so many friends and so many people were always the first ones to ...
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Shy Extrovert

I've always been really shy and anxious around others. But when people get to know me, they become surprised by that because they assume the exact opposite with how outgoing I always am. :o

I've never been comfortable around people. There have been many, many, MANY times where after I was all done mingling on some social setting, I had to stop and gather myself with how ...
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Hiding her face

For about two years, when there is someone who is likely to see me, whoever they are, I hide my face.
I would like to know if others are doing it too.
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Avoiding looking at faces

My therapist is telling me to avoid looking at people at all because we both agreed that I’m looking at peoples faces to see if they are giving me a disapproving look. It causes insane anxiety basically just walking past people, but since avoiding people’s faces it isn’t getting any better... is this not avoidance in itself?

What do you think of this suggestion he made? Do you think it’s beneficial for me? Personally I ...
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