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Im currently in the middle of a four week program for school leavers and as students. The first two weeks are outward bounds.
Im currently in the middle of week one and I've had to come home two days before the first week ends because my anxiety just built up too much. I was in a dormitory with seven other people, five of whom I didnt know before the program. On night one I worked myself up to a point where I ran out the room to calm down because the rest of my roommates were talking constantly past lights out when I just wanted to sleep. Since that first night I've noticed all the other girls have been wary around me and I've began to feel isolated.
I feel terrible because I've let my anxiety get in the way of having a good time and it's stopped me from doing the last few days. Because apart from that, it's been enjoyable.
Next week I have a second outward bound residential again and im absolutely terrifed. We all have our own rooms to sleep in but being around people from 7-9 is still really daunting for me, especially since most of my social encounters rarely exceed 9 hours. Does anyone have any tips to get through 5 days worth of being away like this? I hardly manage two. Thanks
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