November 18, 2018
Social anxiety can affect several parts of your life. In my case, it used to be hard to say no or to give my opinion in discussions, because I thought that people will judge me or my opinion. Also I used to think about my look. In the city where I come from is very common to listen things such as “what people will think of you?” or “don’t do that, you look like a stupid”, and there were a huge culture of mocking and judging the others.
_____________________________ | | | Everybody is staring at me! | |_____________________________| ___| （ΩДΩ）
Eventually, I started doing things that encourage me to face those fears, no because I wanted to overcome my anxiety, it just happened. I started doing parkour which meant falling and failing in ways that would be considered silly, or ending up with my clothes dirty . Sometimes I thought “people will laugh at me if I fall”, or “they will think that I am a homeless”.
At some point in time I realized that actually people don’t care about you, they have their own problems. Also, I learned that if people judge you, the problem is not you, but them.