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    Other people's comments that floor you

    In a new job, I recently had a work appraisal. I completed the form with my manager, who returned it to me with her comments about my performance. Her comments didn't surprise me as she has vocalised how well she thinks I'm doing but to see it written and the words used such as: "driven"...
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    How are you feeling?

    55 minutes away from my 35th birthday and I feel miserable. On paper and to everyone else, I should be happy. Married, two kids, job, car, yet I'm riddled with anxiety every day. I really don't care about birthdays and kinda wish there was minimal fuss.
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    I've tried many times to try and make her understand but as much as she listens, I don't think she fully understands. There are times, socially, she arranges things and I just have to push myself even though I'm a nervous wreck that comes through in outbursts. Hence, why I've felt I need...
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    Don't be ashamed that you're older and still come to socialphobiaworld.com

    I'm nearly 35 and I don't know what I would do if I didn't have this space to vent, rant, moan, complain about my anxiety. I think I'll be coming on here for a lot longer at this rate.
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    I've had a week of not wife and children around and home working that should have been productive. But it hasn't. Head scrambled with so many things to get anxious about (ranging from children's birthday plans, my birthday "plans", to driving - I could go on) It's every week or so my mood...
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    Kooth

    I hadn't seen that date of birth limitation but a shame as it may have been helpful for me.
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    Kooth

    Hi Has anyone heard of or accessed any support with Kooth? Absolutely new to me but I came across it from a forum I visit and it seems interesting to access support online in a chat function that is confidential.
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    Having another productive day.. if my boss saw my output she'd - rightly - dock my wages for the day.
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    What do you do to help move on from anxiety episodes?

    So, it appears me that going for a walk doesn't work as I end up thinking about what I'm anxious about, driving a car constantly gets me anxious. I haven't tried writing things down but I could do with a punchbag at home perhaps lol
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    How are you feeling?

    Wondering about imposter syndrome in my new job and just when will they find out I'm not as good, confident, comfortable and non-anxious as they think I am? I fear there will be a but when discussing me: "Oh he's so lovely, friendly *but* "
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    Procrastination is one of the stories of my life. Personally and professionally it has damaged me. In my new job, I should feel more comfortable to ask questions and not worry about looking an idiot but still hesitant. So I spent most of the day just deliberating thinking: "Shall I go to my...
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    I've been working home since Tuesday afternoon and I feel like I have had the most unproductive week. Maybe when you're to-do-list isn't jam packed, you are more prone to switching off, lazying, web browsing and posting on forums. I know there's probably something I could do yet I'm just in a...
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    I hate procrastinating on issues that I know will eventually cause me a problem, thus giving stress and anxiety and leave a hole in my wallet when problems become bigger and problematic. Basically, I'm sitting on a few issues with the house that I know I have no idea of how to solve it or raise...
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    Will I get found out?

    I had a meeting with a few of my colleagues and I was disappointed in what I contributed from a creative point of view. I felt the ideas my colleague gave were the ones I should have been giving - subsequently leading to thoughts around that's perhaps what my colleague was thinking that I would...
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    Compensating people around you for your anxiety?

    Hi, I've explained to my wife about my anxiety and when it flares up specifically and even though it has been good to share, I still feel there's no-one who really gets me and my struggle. This has affected her and my children and continues to - it seems - very regularly when every other week...
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    I had an anxiety spell last week due to nervousness in my driving and family moments, and I was uncommunicative and grumpy towards my family since yesterday when I apologised and think it was semi-accepted by my wife. But next day, kids become unsettled and miscommunication leads to another...
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    Will I get found out?

    Thank you - I have regular catch-ups with my line manager who is very bubbly, overly chatty sometimes, and she hasn't relayed anything I haven't been doing wrong so that's a positive. The work is more intensive than my previous job and that's enjoyable but I still feel like I could come up short...
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    Post your random thoughts/feelings etc

    I'm 34. When is this anxiety supposed to get better? It drains me physically sometimes with the anxiety episodes in a day and I think this isn't going to leave me is it. I'm past the age where I can implement changes that will be long lasting and this is what I have to make the best out of. Not...
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    Will I get found out?

    Hi, I've started a new job recently and after being in post for over a month, I had a few days where I really felt I would be found out by my new colleagues. I like to think I interview well and perhaps that gives an impression to others that I'm this confident person who is the type of person...
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    I've had a driving anxiety episode...

    I can't shake off this anxiety when I'm driving. Even on routes I drive regularly I tend to be anxious for some reason or I let my mind drift off and I lose concentration. I like to believe my faith is protecting me at times and it did a few weeks ago. I was driving and indicated to make a...
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