How should I cope with social anxiety when I am alone? I feel like a burden when I always have to rely on my loved ones to help me but I don’t know how to cope when I am all by myself. I am afraid of stepping out of the house alone because everyone seems to be judging me.
I am sorry that you are going through this. As an introvert, I personally also feel high levels of anxiety whenever I have to meet new people or go to large gatherings. You may want to speak with a counsellor or doctor if you feel that the feelings are overwhelming and creating barriers in your life. For me, I have learnt to cope better over time by accepting that this is who I am, and that it’s ok to enjoy the company of myself and in a small group setting. I do push my own boundaries further to grow as a person by going for more social events once in a while and I find that I do enjoy them even if they do take up much of my energy.
There are resources which can help you cope better when you feel such feelings of anxiety. Hope these help!
same thoughts! I think the part about accepting who I am is something that I hear often from my parents/ teachers but have trouble internalising. I find your comment on pushing your boundaries to be similar to what I would think too