Most Americans have suffered from anxiety at one point or another; it can be crippling and scary. You shouldn’t let it stop you from getting everything you want out of life including a new SO. Go ahead, put yourself out there and get a date. You’ll be ready if you remember a few things.
Dating will put you out of your comfort zone, but that’s okay. You know most things, including the uncertainty of a future with this person, are potential triggers. Knowledge is power.
Yes, dating puts you in the unknown, but don’t use it to avoid social interaction. Instead use it as a healing experience and enjoy the night. If you have to, take an unassuming step back to regroup during your date. Box breathing is one technique.
The best thing you can do is share what’s going on. It will pave the way for you to not expect someone to read your mind. Ask for what you need. If you tell them what’s going on, your date may understand it better. Just don’t let your anxiety rule your life.
Source: Elite Daily