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Anonymous asked: any advice for always being invited to sleepovers with your closest friends but saying no because of anxiety? like i can't sleep the night before we are supposed to hang out and then i fake sick or something because im afraid i'll get in an awkward situation or embarrass myself or be left alone with one of her family members or idek help please
Hm, I’ve neber been in this exact situations. If you feel close enough with any of these friends, just tell one what’s going on. They can be someone you can rely on at the sleepover. Also, just try. Just say yes. Go even if it’s terrifying. You can leave if you need to. I’ve been at sleepovers where people have left. Just use the classic “I feel sick” and nobody will question it.
friskyronnie asked: one of the techniques from that grounding link mentions writing out your feelings. i've always used Penzu to kept track of my progress and daily struggles; it's a free online journal that lets you add pictures and write as much as you need to. i'm not sure how many people it will help, but i just want to put it out there.
Anonymous asked: I have anxiety but I decided that it's just a disease and not my character. So i signed in for the theater group on our scool because playing theater is my dream and I won't let anxiety stand in my way :). But nevertheless I'm really nervous and I pray to god I won't blow it...
Anonymous asked: Any tips on being to terrified to go out with some of your best friends that know about your anxiety?
Hey! Well, since they know, they should be helpful. All my friends that know have been patient and helpful. Just tell them if you need to leave the room to calm down or anything like that. I know I always say deep breathing and grounding, but it’s helped me. Also, “talking back” to your thoughts can help. Like, if you feel anxious, purposely think “My friends know I’m anxious and care about me. I’m safe.”
I think it’s always good to remember that I’m not a professional, just giving my best advice!
not-thin-but-minty asked: for the anon who asked about zoloft- i started feeling better within a week, but it might have been placebo. for sure after two weeks though it was helping it tends to be effective a little faster with anxiety that with depression. everybody is different, so don't freak out. it can take up to eight weeks to be fully effective. hope you find it works well for you!
Anonymous asked: I have to give a speech soon, and I'm really nervous. Do you have any tips?
Yes! Deep breathing helps (in through the nose, out through the mouth is great). Also, look just above everyone’s heads so you’re not making eye contact but it looks like you’re looking at the audience to the audience. If having a friend in the room would help, try to do that. Telling your teacher (if it’s for school) about your anxiety can help, and they can accomidate you if it’s necessary.
Anonymous asked: Hi, how are you? I just got put on Zoloft today. I haven't had any side effects yet. How long did it take for your medication to start working?
Hey! I’m doing pretty good. I don’t know exactly when it “started working”, just be sure to take your dose regularly (I’m assuming every day), and it should gradually help. I’m glad you haven’t had side effects! I had some dry mouth but that’s about it. Medication is supposed to help but not be all you do, so remember to keep going to counseling/therapy and what you already do for your anxiety.