Hello, friends! In this episode, I answer two super relevant questions about combatting overthinking that results in mental exhaustion, and dealing with crippling embarrassment in social situations.
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I find myself constantly overthinking, whether it’s about something in the past, something I wish would happen (or expect it to) and it doesn’t and ends up leading me into disappointment and anger frenzy or finally trying to find hidden meanings in things like a simple text from someone I like. I was wondering what would be an exercise for me to use and try to understand what I’m going through and relieve myself from a bit of that mental exhaustion
Hi Dr Duff,
Thank you for taking the time to read this question.
I am a 20 year old, female. I get extremely embarrassed. I find it crippling. Whether it’s stumbling over my sentences at work or making a joke that fell flat at a dinner table. It makes my skin crawl, my stomach turn. Makes me want to pinch my skin tight, run away. I usually end up cussing myself out on my car ride home, for how stupid I am and how I’d rather just die then have to go through this whole process again. I am outwardly a confident person, so this is a quiet issue I struggle with on a daily basis.
Is this anxiety? Self-confidence issues? What is this? I think if I understood where this came from I might be able to tame these uncontrollable feelings, better.
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