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Adi01

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This is a phrase that drives me insane. All my life i have hidden behind it as an excuse for my inability to get on with my life. Whether it is picking up the phone and making a call to an old friend, going to the doctor for help, or just doing house work it invades my mind. I try to make excuses by blaming my "layed back attitude" but the truth is i have such a fragile lack of confidence that i dont want to do anything that may poosibly upset the status quo...

While i yearn for a happy life,meeting people and enjoying company i am scared. At the moment i feel i live in a gold fish bowl where i stare out while the world stares back but paying no attention. Lonely,isolated and unhappy. I cannot see it getting better...

I would love your views on my thoughts....
 
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*Sapphire*

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I posted this on someone elses thread yesterday. It helped me when I was in the same predicament;

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emski

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I love this - a therapist gave me a copy of this once. I'd forgotten all about it. It's great (y)
 
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Soren

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hi adi01,

i have exactly the same tendency. why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?

i reckon you are probably partly right about just being laid back. its great if your life circumstances allow you to take a relaxed approach to things, but if/when life becomes more demanding and challenging you can find yourself without that luxury.

personally, i resent life's tendency to do this. i mean, its fine if its the occasional hurdle that needs to be overcome - people often talk about how you can become a better person by dealing with challenges. then you can go back to being laid back after a while.

but life gets much more ugly than that doesn't it. i suppose fear is largely the problem isn't it? or maybe just malaise, or both. either way, i know how you feel.
 
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DELATEXT

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Hi, join the club, I do this ALL THE TIME, make endless excuses because I get gripped by retching self doubt and esteem, you're
in good company, I cope with mental health charity support,
I hope you can get support be it from friends etc ??
It's a nightmare trying to do even mundane things,
Good luck and do not beat yourself up.....



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Adi01

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Thanks playmates i appreciate your thoughts. It is true that it doesnt rear its ugly head every day,normally depending on how positive i feel that day. I am accutely aware that when it does i am very aware.
 
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