Comfort zones

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I just wondered how other people feel when they leave there comfort zone and leave people who they feel comftable around and have to socialise with different people and also how you deal with it?? Just want a few tips and advice really smile

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    I don't like to leave my comfort zone at all. But we must work and pay bills and go for groceries. I have a lot of anxiety while driving. So I try to focus on the raideo or road signs. Sometimes it helps but not always. What does work for me is thinking about home and the feeling I have when I'm there. I've taken up crocheting and I'll think about that. I'll count things. The number of ppl that walk past my desk at work or road signs I see. How many steps it takes to get to the door leaving from work.
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      Yes, usually im at my boyfriends with him and his family but today I'm at home on my own... 2 things I'm not comftable with, being alone and being at home, but I suppose everytime you leave your comfort zone it gets easier and easier. I get scared If I leave my comfort zone for too long my 'comfort zone' will not longer feel comftable? if that makes any sense, may sound stupid
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      I understand. Does not sound stupid at all. Try and play some music that relaxes you. Burn a few candles. Watch a good movie one that takes you away. Cook a good dinner. Try and keep busy so your mind won't race. I know, eaiser said than done.
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      I'll defaintly try them things. Boyfriend thought better I should have a night at home to try get some distance and get used to it but I don't know If I'll feel too anxious and panicky. Just have to take it slow and I won't rush myself or put myself in a position where I will feel anxious 
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      It's a good idea. You should feel good and safe in your own home. So I agree with him on that. Take it slow. And remember that it's only anxiety and the attack will pass.
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      But you are not trapped you can walk out your door anytime. But I can understand why you feel like that. Just try and get involved with a good book or movie. Take a hot bath. Eat some yummy food and relax.
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      wow I know exactly how you are feeling, I hate being alone too, it's soo strange I never was like this before I got ill with anxiety. I used to live my own company.

      now I get nervous panicky . I'm getting better at it, I am forcing my self to do it more. but it is hard.

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    katie, I struggle going out of my comform zone but we all have to and it kind of sucks initially.

    I discussed this with my therapist and I really like few tips she gave me. She advised me not to please anyone just for the sake of it. Afterall, we can't please every person on the planet. 

    Second, she advised me to be myself and not doing any efforts that put me in distress. If people like your its good and if they don't not a big deal!

     

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      Thanks for the tips! They are good. Just want to be able to feel comftable in many places especially at home, just going to watch tv and make myself some food and try not to over think things. Don't know why it feels worse for me when it's dark.
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      katie I too get scared at times for no apparent reason. I can understand and relate with your concern.

      Just think it's another night and you have passed many nights sleeping sound, haven't you? Point is if you have to think about something and you can't help it, better it be a positive self discussion rather than being harsh on your self.

      Listen to soft instrumental music or watch a movie or read a book, this night shall too pass like many others, alright smile

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      Thanks I'll try my best! My boyfriend finishes work in 3 hours so even if I do feel anxious I can always stay here. 3 hours isn't a long time. Thanks for the help! smile
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    My comfort zone is my apartment being around my dog and birds and when i have to go out my anxieties go up when i am out side and around other people too. 

    Its hard to deal with socializing, and i have a lot of fears when i am around a lot of people. It seems like i am calm around my dog and birds at home and when i am not around a lot of people this is my comfort zone being at home with my animals 

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      Yes I feel anxious at night mostly especially when I'm at home I don't like being at home. I usually stay at my boyfriends but he's at work right now and I just feel like I'm gonna go crazy one day from feelin like this
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