With just over a week to go, the festive period is now truly in swing. But for those of us with social anxiety, Christmas can be a minefield. It is a time when we have to put our best masks forward, be happy, cheery and festive, all while trying to navigate the multitude of social situations and events that come our way.
So, after an initial recording that went completely wrong (and many edits along the way), me and J have put together our second Social Anxiety Chat podcast. In this episode, we’re going to be talking about what Christmas is really like for people with social anxiety, why it’s often easier to be a ‘Scrooge’ or ‘Grinch’ and some practical tips for the lead up to Christmas as well as the big day itself.
We’ll both be giving our different perspectives on Christmas chaos, including the noise, the lights, overbooking your calendar with too many parties, awkward moments around the table and the much-dreaded shopping. Christmas is said to be a time for fun and relaxation, but for those of us with social anxiety it is often quite the opposite.
So, here we are....
Thanks to those who have supported us with our (very) new podcast journey.
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In the meantime, Merry Christmas from all of us here at Aunty Social World!