Wanted to share this helpful tool with anyone who needs it. A lot of people have a hard time putting their feelings into words and identifying what emotions they are feeling. This is called a feeling wheel. It can help you get to the core emotion you are experiencing and help you name each feeling when you’re overwhelmed with many emotions
It’s different for everyone. Some people respond well to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and some people don’t take to it. You have to go in there with a positive attitude and an open mind. If you don’t have that drive to get better yourself and you just sit through the sessions not paying attention, it’s not going to help. CBT is just a crutch, you have to be making changes in your own life as well. If you sit through the session, go home and don’t do anything anything to help yourself, it’s not going to be much use. I do recommend it, try everything you can. If it doesn’t work, you keep searching until you find something that does help you. I hope this helps :)
Your friend will have nothing to feel guilty about because she wasn’t aware of what is wrong with you. You have nothing to feel guilty about either. Don’t rush into it and list off all the things that make you tick, tell her them gradually. Start off by telling her you have OCD and if she has any questions answer them. Then maybe tell her what really sets your anxiety off and slide in the bit about repetitive actions. It’s up to you how you tell her but just be honest with her. I’m here if you need me xx
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If you did read my previous post remember to be honest and open to whomever you talk to. Perhaps try breathing exercises and meditation before bed, it may help you. Doing exercises and having a warm shower/bath with help you exert excess energy and may help you to relax. You have to push yourself to take care of yourself, even when you feel at your worst. It could be stress, you don’t know and you’ll never know until you go to your doctor. Reading before you go to bed can make you sleepy. How long have you been feeling like this? Message me, anon or off xx
I get extremely frustrated when I receive a message from someone who needs advice on mental health issues and they tell me their parents do not believe there is anything wrong and that their child is making it up.
I don’t care if you have to scream at them, drum it into their heads that there is something wrong and that you do need help. If they won’t listen, find someone who will. I don’t care if it’s your Aunt, Uncle, Grandma, Grandad, Cousin, Sibling, Best Friend, Teacher; it could be anyone. It can be your Neighbour for all I care. If this is interrupting your life and causing you distress you need to get help. You need to find someone who’ll help you.
There’s only so much advice I can give you and you need to seek help so you can get on the road to recovery.
Remember: Even if everybody else is against you, I’m not. Message me whenever you need to, even if you don’t really need to and you just want to chat.
I am always here.
Just be 100% honest about it, don’t sugar coat it. Don’t make it sound like it’s easier to deal with than it actually is. Perhaps ask for patience off your friends. Say that it’s harder for you to deal with social situations, sometimes you just can’t handle it and you need their patience. Your parents are there to help and support you. You’ll feel better for telling them. Maybe tell the parent you share the most with first. You might have an equal relationship with both, I don’t know, its up to you to decide. Just do it, you’ll feel better once you have. I’m here if you need me xx
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Most people will have acute social anxiety at one point or another. If it’s something you’re coping with and it’s not interfering with your day to day life, I’d suggest to just keep an eye on it. Maybe log down social situations were you felt uncomfortable, list why you felt that way and keep a diary of them. When you are interacting with someone and you start to stutter, try to control your breathing. Take it slow and don’t try and blurt everything out really fast otherwise you will stutter. Try and get involved in social situations you wouldn’t normally. Give them a try and get used to being around different people. If it does start to effect your average day to day then it will be a problem. If you have any questions, you know where I am :)
Tell your mum what you think it may be. Get yourself to a doctor and see if they can help you in any way. Better to check now than leave it and let it get worse. It may just be hormones if you’re only fourteen, you never know. Get yourself to the doctors and message me whenever you want :)
This sounds similar to social anxiety. Do your parents know about any of this? You need to get your confidence back when interacting with people. I know for a fact I’m not interesting enough for people to hold more than a ten minute conversation about me and I’m sure most people are the same! People aren’t judging you, even when you’re at your most paranoid you have to tell yourself that. I’m not a doctor but have a look at this, see if you can relate to any of it and message me what you think;