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Being Heard By Others

I have always been super self-conscious about my own voice. The worst is how self-conscious I feel when I talk to someone in the presence of other people or knowing that other people around me are listening as I talk. Result? My voice usually comes out lower than I had hoped for due to the…… Continue reading Being Heard By Others

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What To Do?

Work on Monday was not horrible. My heart rate still spiked every single time the phone rang. Within half a second of hearing the trill of the phone, I was bombarded with instant dread and apprehension of something awful happening if I picked up the phone. Several times I managed to make quick work of…… Continue reading What To Do?

anxiety · job anxiety · life · phone anxiety · social anxiety

Weekend Reflections

Today, as I type this blog post, it is Sunday. You would not believe the rush of elation I felt on Friday after I got off work and was physically walking to the bus stop to get home. I was FREE and at ease knowing I did not have to come into work for the…… Continue reading Weekend Reflections

anxiety · job anxiety · phone anxiety · social anxiety

Second Day of Work Meltdown

Well, it happened. I had an anxiety blow-up that cumulated with me crying in the work office. This came about after I answered the work phone and I was in a panic for almost every time I picked up the phone. One of my co-workers was advising me to speak louder because everyone in the…… Continue reading Second Day of Work Meltdown

anxiety · phone anxiety · phone phobia · ramblings

No End To Anxiety

The cycle of anxiety goes a little something like this for me: 1) Be faced with a situation that makes me anxious 2) Struggle internally over getting the situation done and over with ASAP, but ultimately, 7 times out of 10 I will choose to avoid the problem. 3) Spend the next few days or…… Continue reading No End To Anxiety

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Call Me Maybe

I get terrible anxiety whenever I have to make phone calls, but I’m starting to think the trepidation of waiting for someone to call me back is even worse. No, it’s not that I assume I will be called, it’s that I expect it, especially since I left two voice messages and politely asked to be phoned back…… Continue reading Call Me Maybe

anxiety · life · phone anxiety · phone phobia · social anxiety

My phone phobia

I have social anxiety, but I also get anxiety over answering or making phone calls. My fear was once so great that I wouldn’t even answer the home phone or my own mobile phone if it rang, even if the caller i.d. showed the call was from someone I knew. Nowadays I can answer calls from…… Continue reading My phone phobia