I believe I have anxiety, but manage to cope by trying to distract myself with hobbies and tasks like exercise and reading, school and work. However, sometimes it gets so bad that I can't concentrate on anything else other than the sense of panic that I feel. It becomes especially bad when there is an upcoming event or social interaction that I will have to engage in. I feel significant pressure in school and in all of the extracurriculur activities that I am encouraged to do. Everyone in my life seems to have this image of me being achiever, and a high-performing student, so this only adds to the pressure for me to meet these expectations. But I want to ask: is it better to stay engaged in so many activities and stressful programs when I have anxiety, as a way to face it head on? Or should I pull back and try to participate in less stressful activities and take a lighter courseload in school to lessen my sense of stress?
We are still in lockdown even though parts of our state is beginning to open.The weather is good today. What else is positive?
I have had a parent who is a habitual liar and I have adopted the habit in my life and I want to stop. Even small things. I struggle with real and not real because of my schizophrenia too. My wife can't be with someone who has this issue because her dad had it too. I would understand if she wants to leave because I am still working on this issue but I wish we could solve it without her leaving...