Advice for Anxious People
The human tendency to compare one’s own achievements against others starts early in life, and it’s a deep part of our nature.
For those of us who prefer not to be the focus of attention, it used to be so much easier to hide.
We all lie on a spectrum in terms of how much bodily awareness we have.
This mismatch between the abstractness of our plans when they’re in the distance and their concrete nature once they’re imminent helps partly explain why people fall into the canceling habit.
What can I do to survive in the fish bowl?
"You could be a stone-cold fox and still only notice your scars, wrinkles, and that random dark spot on the underside of your left knee."
“Relationships can be problematic for people with anxiety, whether you are with someone who ‘gets it’ or not.”