Holiday Challenge Update

Holiday Challenge Update

As promised (to myself), I completed The Holiday Challenge by successfully participating in a piano recital and my book club’s Christmas party. Going into this I expected to be stressed but I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to talk about my experience. Seriously, I have been avoiding writing my update because of the […]

Holiday Challenge

Holiday Challenge

Fall is my favorite time of year but it’s also the most challenging. My schedule is full with birthdays, traveling, Christmas parties and family holiday outings. The days pass by in a blur and it becomes increasingly difficult to find time to myself. Don’t get me wrong. I love spending time with my friends and […]

Self-preservation VS Selfishness

Self-preservation VS Selfishness

I do a lot of mental and physical prep before entering any social situation. I make sure to schedule time between events to rest before I have to deal with the next. Larger events require meditation and practicing my breathing exercises to avoid panic attacks. Some times I will even go over appropriate small talk […]

Ultimate Translation

Ultimate Translation

When you’re an introvert, being exposed to different social situations can be tiring. Add social anxiety on top of that and you tend to feel like a bus ran over you. It’s all the stress hormones pumping in your system. The brain associates social situations with so much fear it begins to release adrenaline and cortisol […]