Living with Social Anxiety

Living with Social Anxiety My Story & Advice

When I was younger mental health problems such as depression and anxiety weren't discussed publicly. At least not where I come from. I'd always known there's something about me that isn't quite right or 'normal', so to speak, but I'd never really had the word for it up until I stumbled upon a couple of YouTube videos back in... 2010? It was then, at the age of 18, when I heaved a huge sigh of relief, knowing I'm not the only 'freak' out there. I will be eternally grateful to people who decided to speak up about their own problems and share their stories online, as they definitely played a huge part in me working on accepting myself, and that's why today, I'm opening up myself to spread the awareness and maybe even be the person who unlocks someone else's prison. You never know. Living with general and social anxiety is not easy, especially when people around you try to dismiss your problems, or even worse, ridicule you. Having said that, I'm a firm believer that you can overcome anything and do whatever your heart desires, even if your mind sometimes decides to work against you. My story is not a success story. Yet. But I'm working on it, and one day, I hope it will be.

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  1. Živjo, tudi sama se borim s SA, zato te popolnoma razumem in hkrati občudujem vse tvoje življenjske dosežke (selitev v London, kariera, prijatelji… o tem lahko sama le sanjam)! Zanima pa me, ali si kdaj poiskala strokovno pomoč in kaj je po tvojih izkušnjah najboljše "zdravilo za premagovanje SA"? XO

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    1. Hvala! <3 Ni vse tako pisano, kot se mogoče vidi na prvi pogled, ampak se trudim in počasi premagujem strahove... Če lahko jaz, lahko tudi ti, verjemi mi! Strokovne pomoči nisem nikoli iskala, ker se mi samo ob misli na to obrne želodec. Mislim, da bi se počutila zelo nelagodno, če bi morala nekomu osebno razlagati svoje probleme, pa velikokrat v to že takoj vmešajo zdravila, česar se jaz oklepam. Mogoče kdaj spremenim mnjenje, ampak zaenkrat poskušam probleme reševati sama. Po pravici povedano, je meni najboljše zdravilo YouTube. Vem, da se ne sliši logično, ampak se mi je samozavest precej povečala odkar sem začela s snemanjem. Ker veliko govorim 'pred kamero', mi je zdaj tudi v živo lažje. Poleg tega pa sem preko tega spoznala tudi precej ljudi s podobnimi težavami, tako da smo si v oporo in psihiatri en drugemu včasih. :D

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  2. ah thank you so much for this post! I have never been able to relate to something so much!xx

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