“Don’t give ANTs your attention!”
“The less you pay attention to ANTs, the less power they’ll have!”
“If you don’t pay attention to ANTs, then they’ll shrivel up and go away!”
“Use a powerful stopping statement & distraction to not pay attention to the ANTs!”
Okay well what happens when I can’t even catch the ANTs? They’re so subconscious that like a light switch I go from feeling great to feeling so debilitated I don’t have the brain power to count to ten? And it’s a just a “general feeling” nothing in particular that caused it. Oh and it suddenly goes away out of nowhere. Oh and the distractions and techniques don’t do anything, the crappy feeling just comes and goes as it pleases without any correlation as to what caused it.
I had to quit my job because of this…it feels completely out of my control, I am at the mercy of this “come & go” misery!
And sometimes I feel utterly fantastic, like I can conquer the world…If only I knew what caused this then I’d design my life to keep this feeling forever.
This is perhaps one of the worst aspects of social anxiety…it feels out of my control and that it operates randomly and as it pleases.