I've always been what people would call 'socially awkward'. I have a nervous laugh that comes out in most social situations and I sometimes shake and stutter when I'm talking to people I don't know very well. Of course it's perfectly normal to experience these symptoms sometimes in social situations, but I had an intense [...]
So Christmas has come and gone for another year. It always amazes me how huge the build up is, and how short the day itself is. As much as I love spending time with my family and friends and having the time off to enjoy relaxing, it's always a time of heightened anxiety for me. Why? Because of my social anxiety.