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I think I have for a long time had a problem with anything that requires me to perform, especially in front of people. I have always managed to get out of doing things like this. Unfortunately my dad recently died and it is up to me to give a eulogy. My anxiety coupled with my grief at losing my dad is becoming a bit too much for me.
It’s a week before the funeral so I know that from now until then I am in a continual state of anxiety. I don’t know many people at the funeral as me and my dad didn’t see each other very often, but I loved him and am devastated he is gone. But I just don’t know how on earth I am going to be in mental shape to perform in front of 100 people, he was very popular.
I am seriously considering turning it down which seems really weak, I am worried about what the family will think of me from that point of view. I just cant stop my mind racing and it really feels like I am heading for something worse than death. My dad had to face death with his cancer, so this does make me feel very weak.
I am not generally an anxious person but I avoid things that stress me out, like many social activities. Is this something I could get help with by next week or would you say it would be better to just not go through the stress and turn down doing the eulogy?
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