social anxiety - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
When we feel secure and loved, respected and loved no matter what, social anxiety goes away. We are preprogrammed to need a sense of security in our "tribe" for good health. Thus social anxiety is normal, yet can be reduced by the kind and reassuring actions of others.
In a money-nexus world social anxiety is a logical response, our biology evolved for a love-nexus society.
In places such as these, busy and impersonal, social anxiety is the response basic human biology would predict. That said, it being normal and expected makes it no easier. It's challenging. So, tell us what we can do to make everything easier for you.
My brain isn't as brave as I want it to be, for in this room there so many others and there's this little voice saying I'm not good enough to be here. I wonder if they can see the real me, the child who wants to be with those who love me the way family do, to be in a crowd of friends rather than in a crowd. Perhaps we're all the same, just some of us show it a bit more. My mother says it's just social anxiety, but there are days it feels like a pain I can't conquer. I don't want to go back tomorrow, because there's no chance of change, no hope of catching a smile from some other soul who feels the same way I do.
When anxiety and fear grab me by the tongue and dry my mouth, I don't panic anymore. I've been there before, I know the feeling, and knowing it makes it less scary - I am all the stronger for my battle scars. So instead of letting it take me down, I tell myself everything will be alright. I remind myself that I am a good person, I do good things, I have a heart full of love and there is world is full of good people out there. Fear can only hold me back, stop me from reaching my dreams. I can't say it never comes again, but each victory gets a little easier.