Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone...
January 30, 2014 3:57 PM Subscribe
How to enjoy 'me-time'?
posted by dinosaurprincess to Human Relations (10 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Similar questions have been asked before, but basically I get anxious whenever I don't talk even for a few hours. So even if I have a task at hand, or if I am sitting in a public area such as an office, if I don't talk or socialize for even two or three hours I start getting pangs of nervousness and self-loathing thoughts and bad memories start recurring... Sometimes this doesn't happen, and I feel like me-time is almost luxuroius. But most of the time I'm stuck in this limbo where I hate my own company but feel too unworthy and awful to socialize and I don't want to mess up other peoples' impressions of me.
I try to change my attitude and think of it like 'oh spending time with me! This is a great opportunity to have a better relationship with myself' but after a few more hours I am this scary nervous avoidant ball of stress... What do you guys do to help with your anxieties and to stay out of the dark place when you're alone, especially if you have work and you need to focus?