Hey its been ages since ive posted. I recently started full time work after 5 years working part time, its been 4 weeks at new job I was coping ok since past few days I have felt really really tense and socially awkward. I cant focus at work I fell like my eyes are always on other people to see if they are staring at me I cant relax Im doing my work but yet Im not thinking about how Im doing it just paranoia trying to figure out what people are thinking of me....its becoming an obsession and clearly people are noticing it. they call me shy but im not shy I just cant relax around people its so frustrating... anyone else feel exhausted with everyday because of these negitive thoughts and paranoia?
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Hi SammieXo, it's so good to hear from you. Congratulations on taking the next step. It's an adjustment to go through but hopefully you will get more comfortable. Worrying about what people are thinking of you can become an obsession. The thing is to reverse your way of thinking. Who cares what they think as long as you are doing your job. Of course it would be exhausting because you are holding yourself tense because of your thoughts. When you get home, try to have some time to unwind. Losing your thoughts from the day. This is your time to relax. Use what ever methods have worked for you in the past such as meditation, deep breathing, reading a good book. Don't think about tomorrow during the evening. One day at a time, one week at a time. Do your deep breathing while on the way to work, don't anticipate any one looking at you and if they do take it as a compliment. Throw the negative thoughts out of the window and the paranoia will go with it. I think it's time to pat yourself on the back. Good Job Sammie. xx