Sticking to the Social Norm

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Hi, just a question i am wondering. Does anyone here with anxiety find it hard to fit in with normal social standards. Do you feel like you want to be better or do something different to everyone else around you? I think this is what is causing my anxiety. The fact that i want to do something amazing and different in life but i don't have a clue what it is! I just feel that i try to stick to social standards to make everyone happy but it doesnt make me happy, it just makes me feel trapped. Does anyone else get this feeling? Anyone had any success stories with finding their way in life?

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    I want to make something of myself yeah. But I find myself often lethargic and I think that adds to my anxiety because I can go a day or two without actually doing anything productive. 

    Dunno how old you are but only one person going to make you happy and that's you. 

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      yeh! thats exactly how i feel too. i just can sit around for days. i try to explore all different things and enjoy doing lots of things but cant just stick to one thing. i crave excitement or something new i think and its just not practical in society but i can't get past it.
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    I'm still finding my way. . .but I think I kind of know what you mean. Definitely anyways I used to either pretend I was happy and not be able to be myself with people. Then other times I felt like I didn't fit in, couldn't identify with people's jokes and stuff. Like felt totally out of sync with what was going on. . . maybe that's not what you mean. 

    I know what you mean about wanting more in your life though. I have also felt that too but now I'm trying to just focus on each day at a time now! 

    I have come to realise that I don't have to have my life worked out and that it can actually be exciting to take it as it comes :D 

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