My Social Anxiety & Blogging

By Alex

Social Anxiety is something that has influenced my life for as long as I can remember. It has affected every decision I have ever made in my life. It has also affected the job and my ability to create, or sustain, relationships.

Anxiety has also made me develop habits and obsessions. These include messing with my hair constantly and biting my nails. I used to suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, years ago, but I managed to remove its hold on me through the support of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

The most significant effect, for myself, is my inability to voice my opinions and share my feelings with others. Not being able to say how I’m feeling is upsetting and has often led to anger and frustration, against myself and others. I often agree to do things I do not want to do, both at work and home. I’ll agree to help others at work, when asked, regardless of how much work I have to do myself, which leads to even more anxiety and resentment.

Writing is a medium in which I can express myself in a coherent manner. It definitely takes the Social out of Social Anxiety, and for me, that is a great help. For this reason, I have started a blog that I would like to share with you. I’d love for you to have a read and get in touch.

You can find Alex’s blog here:

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