So pleased to hear the fear is reducing. Shows how your hard work has really paid off. Well done you! Calls for an opportunity to treat yourself and practice some self-care, I reckon!
I had some good advice recently to allow myself to feel anxiety before a situation and stress after a situation but to LIMIT the time that I feel these emotions and once they're expressed to then do something I enjoy as a distraction. But you already seem to be mastering this, my friend. Well done for being in touch with your coping mechanisms. Great to hear that social situations are becoming more manageable for you. Keep pushing yourself because you're making a lot of other people very happy by blessing them with your company, friendship, conversation and evident humour! I hope you're starting to enjoy these social situations yourself, too!
Great to hear you externalised anger and are allowing yourself to feel. I can teach you some kitchen profanities from my wild cheffing days to help with that.... Think of a tiny, little Gordon Ramsay! Hehehe. So impressed at your commitment to explore this next emotion. Go you!
Focus on the positives with work. You're doing remarkably well to be functioning so well in a good, full time job. Again, go you! Glad to hear things are improving. Proud of you!
That's great that you're finally sleeping better. I'm pleased mindfulness helps you, too.
Yes! You most certainly ARE intelligent, strong, determined, caring, good company and brave (whether it's sometimes or often, you're still brave!) amongst many other wonderful things!
All the best for the rest of your week. Super to read this post. The weekend is with us soon so be sure to reward yourself with something you enjoy and some good ol' self-care.
Onwards and upwards. Rooting for you!