Being a mom has challenged many things In my life. My beliefs, my priorities, my sleep. 😅
One of the things I’ve had the hardest time overcoming is Social Anxiety.
My toddler is the exact opposite of me, she is SUPER social, very outgoing. Not at all awkward, loves to spontaneously go places and peruse around all the stores.
I however, need AT LEAST a days time to mentally prepare myself for a social outing that is not in line with my normal day-to-day routine.
Don’t get me wrong, I love doing things and going places. I just have to mentally prep for them. Because somehow, in my mind, it just makes me feel better, ok? 😆
Adapting to social changes is HARD for me. Throw in all of these new policies, distancing, arrow-following, mask wearing guidelines and I’m working up a full blown anxiety attack just THINKING about going to a store.
If this is you too, know that you’re NOT alone.
I found myself feeling angry, guilty, and embarrassed because of my struggles with Social Anxiety. It’s not something that everyone understands, and THATS ok.
My toddler has taught me to be brave, and if something does go out of plan then we take a deep breath and keep moving forward.
What’s important to remember is to strive for PROGRESS, not perfection. And remind yourself that your struggle does not define you.