Anthousa wrote:Sorting this all out tomorrow now, hopefully. Thank you all so much for the supportive messages, I didn't expect so many people to be so nice, welcoming and sympathetic to a total stranger. You are very lovely.
Merry meet, Anthousa
I too have an anxiety disorder, mine is Social Anxiety. Recently it's made a peak once again!
You are in no way alone in this, and I do suggest speaking with a therapist/online support group about it. It really does help. Next time you are feeling anxious, have a crystal with you, Green Aventurine is one I find most useful. I like to rub it with my thumb when I'm feeling the anxiety lighting a fire in my chest. It's terrible and debilitating. I actually have no friends outside of my coworkers & significant other, but I am improving how I handle interactions with acquaintances and customers. Years ago I'd never be able to write on a forum like this before; it does get better.
While prayer requests are healing and supportive, it is really useful to seek in-person support with professionals or attending a free support group with others like us. Trust me, it really does help a lot.
I hope some of this helped and I will be lighting a candle in the window for you tonight with Green Aventurine nearby.