A couple of years ago I wrote an article about the social anxiety which I suffer from. This article can be seen here and is called ‘Living with anxiety, a scream that cannot get out’. After a discussion this morning with a friend, I thought it would be good to look at social anxiety again and share some recent times on how it has affected me. I will also try to offer some tips on how to deal with social anxiety.
Christmas is a time of mixed feelings and emotions. It is a time I look forward too but it is also a difficult time. For many, Christmas is an added pressure, whether it is the commercialisation, extra commitment to social activities, a lonely time or a reminder of a bad experience.
As with depression, anxiety can affect people in different ways. There are also different types of anxiety which include social anxiety, panic anxiety and specific phobias and generalised anxiety. I can of course only talk about the anxiety that I suffer and how it affects me. As with all my articles relating to depression and anxiety, I am only referring to how it affects myself. It can affect other people a lot more differently.