Another year, another New Years resolution … if only this time it could be different?
Do you feel overwhelmed by both your own and others expectations for the festive period? Does the forthcoming prospect of social gatherings make you feel uncomfortable?
If you could wave a magic wand for a new years wish and change something about yourself what would it be?
Deep down you may wish to go to parties and other social events. You may feel very lonely, but you probably never go anywhere because youre very nervous about meeting new people. New situations together with the thought of meeting new people, scares you and new groups and crowds only make things worse for you. Will you know what to say? Will you be tongue-tied? Will they stare at you and make you feel even more insignificant? Will they reject you outright? Even if they seem nice, they’re sure to notice your frozen look and your inability to fully relax. They’ll sense your discomfort and they won’t like you, there’s just no way to win. “I’m always going to feel like this,” you think. So youd rather spend the time alone, at home, watching television again....