My healing journey
At the start of this week I made a promise to myself to be less introverted and to push myself to meet new people.
It’s helped me to come to the realisation that I’m not as introverted as I thought and that I *really* was the only person getting in the way of my own happiness. The post-pandemic world has been a hard one to navigate - from health anxiety, anxiety about the changing restrictions and the severity of them, anxiety about socialising in groups again, to the adjustment of (eventually) flying in between time zones to see family and friends. By constantly using work as my coping mechanism I was missing out on having a community of people around me, on real life connections - being behind a screen started to feel comfortable for me and it felt safer than trying to understand what was happening in the world around me, but I was slightly blind to the impact it was having on my mind.
“Being behind a screen started to feel comfortable for me and it felt safer than trying to understand what was happening in the world around me.” ⠀
The correlation between getting out there & happiness
Last week changed things for the better for me, and the correlation between getting out there, meeting new people & my happiness is so clear to me now. I’m so grateful for all the love I’ve been getting since putting myself out there a bit more. So, if you’re struggling at the moment, I encourage you to try to take a step back and understand in what ways you might be contributing to your own ‘suffering.’