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If social situations and relationships create large amounts of stress, worry, and fear, it could mean it's time you learned how to overcome social anxiety.
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Being 'perfect' sounds like a good quality — wouldn't an employer or partner find it appealing? But perfectionism and anxiety can actually take its toll.
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The trend in anxious self-talk is the word "should," which carries tremendous weight and passes judgment on yourself or a situation when you use it.
While others around you are excited for gathering with family and friends, you are experiencing something else; something decidedly less festive — fear.
By the time night comes, you may look forward to the rest sleeping provides. This can be short-lived if nocturnal panic attacks are a part of your life.
If you take anti-anxiety medication and have never tried a form of psychotherapy, perhaps you should consider cognitive behavioral therapy as an option.