Unrealisticexpectations

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    Hey, I joined the mighty app a few months ago. I have found it really helpful and is the only platform that I see as a safe space. Nonetheless, I am still consumed by anxiety when I think about or try to post. I have OCD and I overthink and over analyze just about everything. Everything I do has to live up to these extremely unrealistic expectations that I set for myself and only myself. So, something as simple as posting sends my mind into a frenzy and the dominos begin to fall. Anxiety ->perfectionism->obsession-> failure to meet expectations -> panic -> crippled by panic -> *crash* and I give up. Then I walk away and begin the endless cycle of avoidance, procrastination, resentment and guilt.

    It’s a lose lose situation. Trying to post makes me uncomfortable and not posting makes me uncomfortable.

    Even writing about how uncomfortable I am about this makes me uncomfortable hahaha.

    But that’s okay. Being uncomfortable is a part of life and today I’m choosing to fight through it.

    And guess what? I did it and I’m so damn proud of myself!

    Sending love and a big hug to anyone who could use one.

    Happy Holidays!

    #Anxiety #PanicDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Unrealisticexpectations #perfectionism #Avoidance #Procrastination #resentment #Guilt #Uncomfortable #proud #Accomplishments #firstpost #progress #MentalHealth

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    Sudden realisation at 63

    It’s become very clear to me at this age that for my whole life I’ve been comparing myself & everything I do to others. Of course I usually don’t measure up to what I consider to be perfection. I compare my appearance to people on TV, I look at real people that I encounter & think....if I looked like you...I’d never be sad or unworthy. But when I think of the number of beautiful women that have ended their lives, that can’t be true. I compare my home, my cleanliness, my clothes. Everything & 99% of the time I feel miserable because I feel below par. Anyone else have this problem ? #BodyImage #Unrealisticexpectations #Judgment