I have quite a bit of social anxiety and am socially awkward as hell. When I am asked to have lunch with someone new for example, I will usually ask someone else I am comfortable with along or I will fret about it needlessly in the days leading up to it.To cope, I developed some Safe Spaces. There are some places I can go to or some things I can do to take myself to a headspace where I feel less stressed out and anxious.
Stress and retail therapy over the years -In my second month of practice, I bought 3 pairs of shoes during lunchtime on different days from boutiques around my office.One dismal night in my 3rd year of practice, I walked into Prada and bought the pinkest bag I ever saw. I did not know how much it cost till my bank sent me a text message when my card was swiped. Pink was not even my colour.
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