It took me a long time to realize that people who don’t have social anxiety don’t do these strange things.
It’s not about what it takes for introverts to overcome social anxiety — but how to put it in its rightful place.
Being introverted isn’t something we should want to change, but social anxiety is something we can work on and lessen its stranglehold.
As an introvert, ordinary “mom” things — like going to the playground or breastfeeding — can trigger my social anxiety.
Be deliberate with your time, and recognize that self-care doesn’t have to be a big process — it can be as simple as getting more sleep.
The new almost-daily occurrence of video calls fills me with an overwhelming sense of dread.
With a toddler and extroverted husband at home, this time of forced isolation is anything but peaceful.
Honesty and vulnerability are the most powerful weapons to combat social anxiety.
The simple act of asking a question took such prominence in my mind that whenever the urge came to open my mouth, a monster appeared by my side.
For introverts living with social anxiety, it’s like being trapped in a recurring loop in hell.