I’ve been trying to figure out what to post about all night and I started going through my drafts and realised I had a bunch of social anxiety posts which I haven’t talked about in a while. Instead of going with on of those topics, I decided to do something a little more fun all about weird things that give me anxiety. Some of these are often occurrences and others are super out there!
Stressing About Emailing a New Blogger
Whenever I email a blogger about something, I always worry about what they think of me. I’m sure they’re really just thinking about how they got another email. It’s especially nerve-racking when it’s something I’m really excited about and I want to get that blogger involved somehow.
When a Celebrity Tweets Everyone but Me, I’m on Some Creeper List.
I don’t know why I ever had this thought but I would tweet the cast of Psych so many times and they’d respond to a bunch of other fans, but I never got tweeted back. For some reason, my brain decided that there was some type of creeper list that every celebrity got and I ended up on it for some reason.
Going Thru a Drive Thru
You would think that as a person with social anxiety, I would prefer a drive though instead of going inside but something about the drive thru just freaks me out. I’ve never really figured out why but I would definitely rather just give my order to an actual person.
Going to the Bathroom at Someones House
Something about getting up and going to the bathroom when I’m hanging out with someone make me nervous. I usually just end up holding it until I get home. I guess I’m worried about if I’m not supposed to use a certain bathroom or something like that, who knows.
Calling Someone on the Phone
This one is definitely pretty normal, even with some people without social anxiety. If I’m calling to make some kind of appointment, I always go over exactly what I’m going to say. I’m usually somewhat okay with answering the phone because they called and I know they want something and will do the most talking.
Having Someone Read/Answer My Question in a Webinar/Periscope
I don’t actually get nervous from this one, but I always feel embarrassed. I’m worried they might think my question is stupid and judge me. It’s never actually the case and they are always super nice and helpful.
Following Celebrities on Twitter
This happened last week, but in my defence I was in one of those moods where I was nervous for no reason! I had to turn to Parks & Rec so that I could relax & actually be productive.
These are great- and I think we all worry about these to a varying degree. I, too, worry about little things (that are a big deal to me.) For instance, can everyone see the grey/white chin hair that I can feel growing out of my face????? OR, is my typing too loud at work and getting on everyone’s nerves? Or what if my Instagram pictures only gets between 11-20 likes?!
Yes! I have definitely worried about chin hair before! As soon as I notice it, I can’t stop worrying! I actually did a Google+ hangout and someone mentioned how loud I typed & so now I’m always worried about typing/clicking while I Skype!
I always feel so embarrassed asking questions at meetings or anything with big groups of people. I’ll shake for minutes afterward, and usually blush too.
I do the same thing, I would probably rarely ask a question! I haven’t dealt with huge meetings before. I’m definitely more of a listener.
Anxiety is such a crazy thing in general (full disclosure I’m anxious trying to plan what to comment here!). So many random things give me anxiety as well – for example – when I change my bed sheets. I don’t know why but I’m up with racing anxious thoughts that whole night after changing them. So strange, but just know you re not alone! 🙂
It’s so crazy, especially since everyones anxiety is completely different. I always love hearing about things that make people anxious, it makes me feel more normal. 🙂
Hey girly thanks for such a transparent post about anxiety. Anxiety is something lots of entrepreneurs face I’ve found that the more I walk out on faith with the things that cause anxiety they tend to get better over time. I love your post by the way and will be staying connected! Keep up the great work girly 🙂
I’m glad you enjoyed it! I love how being an entrepreneur lets people with anxiety shine! 🙂
Ahahaha… I laugh because I feel your pain! Right there with you, sistah! The only one I differ on is preferring the drive-thru to going in, hands down. Anxiety of all kinds sucks, but at least we’re not alone! And sometimes we can laugh about it together! ;P
Following you on twitter now!
Anxiety is so much easier to handle if you know how to laugh at it later! 🙂