I've applied and received offers from a few unis and I really want to do this, but I'm just so terrified of social environments. I would be a mature student at 23. My job since college has been working from home so I don't interact with strangers that much and I think that's allowed me to stay in my bubble. I feel so anxious just doing simple things like booking an appointment on the phone or talking to the cashier at the supermarket. Whenever I get a call on my phone, I don't answer it (unless it's immediate family). I let it go to answering machine and then spend a few minutes going over any possible conversations in my head and then I'll ring them back. I know it's ridiculous. I feel like everyone's judging me eventhough no one cares.
I really want to advance my career and force myself out. I don't want to be like this forever. I just know if we have to work in groups or if I ever have to do a presentation, I'll be a bumbling blushing mess. Yet, this is the kind of thing people do every day in the real world. I often think I'm kidding myself and I won't be able to do it.
coping with social anxiety at uni Watch
- Thread Starter
- 22-01-2017 23:41
- 27-01-2017 20:19
Hello ,I suffer with panic attaks and i feel worst when im in social situations . when i start having panic attacksi strat avoiding public places and specially the people , and it becomes worsts at a point that i couldnt leave home without trembling in the way ,.. and what i did and i do sometimes when im feeling nervous is drink alot of green tea , do meditation and dont avoid the situations. today i can go wherever i want and feel great . you have to question yourself why yourafraaid of people? you dont need to think you are alone , theres alott of peopel taht suffer with anxiety out there . If you constinue avoiding the situations you just make your brain remember taht is something really wrong with talking with people. i think you should find a psychologist. i find one years ago and she help me alot . you should start with baby steps like putting the trash or go to local store near home ,and gradually move to other places that you feel more anxious. I hope this help ! bye!!!