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Day 5. Comfort zone challenge / Social anxiety exposure.

Posted 15th September 2017 at 21:02 by Boy

Main challenge: Compliment 5 strangers.

I did it today! So cool!
Approached first person in about 20 minutes of walking around and finished the challenge in about hour of walking in total. Did 6 people instead of 5, just decided to punish myself for not doing the challenge yesterday

Feels so great
Continued working on my thoughts, what's preventing me to approach people, what I am thinking about. Here's what I realised in addition to my yesterday's blog entry: I'm afraid of rejection, or is it a passive rejection, I mean I'm afraid that people won't stop, just will look at me and continue walking and look unhappy. But this didn't happen.
Another thing and it is a huge issue. It is my appearance, my face. It's hard to be ugly and try to approach people, this really destroys me. The way people look sometimes at me is horrible. Maybe I didn't noticed despised people look while doing my challenge today, but I noticed it from a lady on the reception when I later went to register with a new doctor. This happens so often...
I just hope, if my anxiety will get better, I will find a way not to care about my face anymore as well.

Anyway, today's challenge was the hardest for me yet in these series of challenges. There's some scary stuff ahead as well
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  1. Old Comment
    Well done Boy,

    As for the receptionist I think it is much more likely that a new registration meant a little more work for her and she might have been having a busy day already. I think this is a more likely explanation since all the people you complimented didn't have the same reaction.

    This is a quote I like

    “You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
    Posted 16th September 2017 at 11:00 by erase&rewind erase&rewind is offline
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    Thanks so much

    My obsession with my appearance is heavy bad though, so I am concentrating a lot on it and on the way people look at me.
    Posted 16th September 2017 at 21:47 by Boy Boy is offline
 

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