anxiety · audio blog post · social anxiety · Thoughts and feelings

Mental Mind Games

I may be turning over a new leaf in life. Or at least I feel compelled this week to try my hardest to think positively and hope my positive energies will translate into positive actions. I don’t know how long I will keep up with these audio readings of my blog posts. I still don’t…… Continue reading Mental Mind Games

anxiety · public speaking · social anxiety · Thoughts and feelings

Speaking Nerves

This post will be kind of different. If you clicked the audio link within this post, you’ll hear my voice reading along with what is written here. I’m in the midst of recovering from a cold and have been especially prone lately to an itchy throat that comes out as a dry cough. I hope…… Continue reading Speaking Nerves

anxiety · being social · ramblings · social anxiety · socially awkward · weather

Weathering Through It

I underdressed for work on Sunday because I underestimated the forecast which said temperatures were in the mid-50’s. It felt 10 degrees colder because of the constant wind, and I definitely got the bite of it from working outdoors. I suppose I was winded from that, so even though I wore more layers under my…… Continue reading Weathering Through It

amusement park · people · perception · public speaking · social anxiety · Thoughts and feelings

Spotlight Effect

I have a packed day tomorrow that involves a lot of “peopling” and I have high hopes that I can do it. I felt somewhat stressed about all of it. To give my mind a break from thinking so hard, I read this lighthearted article that had a round-up of advice given by people on…… Continue reading Spotlight Effect

anxiety · overthinking things · social anxiety

Life in Motion

I never did give an update about the various life stressors I wrote about several weeks ago. Many things have happened since then or are still in the process of happening. I see it every day that nothing ever truly stays in one place. Just last night I spontaneously went back to completing a few…… Continue reading Life in Motion

about me · anxiety · avoidance tendencies · daily habits · eye contact · mental health · personal growth · social anxiety · social norms · Thoughts and feelings

Caring Too Much About What People Think

Back in 2020 when I first transferred into the college I am still studying at now, I was in desperate need of mental health support and turned to my school’s personal counseling office. I enrolled in weekly scheduled group therapy sessions where there were two therapists-in-training and a select number of students who were also…… Continue reading Caring Too Much About What People Think

anxiety · gardening · school · social anxiety

High-Low-High-Low

Why does this keep happening to me?? The more social interactions I have, the more I have for reflecting upon at the end of my day. Those reflections don’t usually occur until I’ve had time to settle in at home after dinner with a shower and a change of clothes. Then I have adequate space…… Continue reading High-Low-High-Low

about me · anxiety · Hopes and fears · mental health · perception · reflections · social anxiety · socially awkward

A Week’s Worth

I’m stuck in a conundrum of not knowing if I’m doing too much in life right now or if I am not doing enough. I don’t know why I am making this a question. Everything and anything I am doing now should be more than enough. Aren’t I fine precisely as I am? Minutes earlier,…… Continue reading A Week’s Worth