July Fourth Social Pressure…
I always feel a bit of anxiety around the holidays, any holiday. There is this pressure to Do something, be with others, go someplace, celebrate.
Sometimes I just can’t wait for the damn day to be over…
This July fourth I’ve been invited to a block party by a woman in my Zumba class, and though I have some trepidation about meeting new people, I’m trying to keep an open mind. I’ve realized that if I go without putting pressure on myself to “get” something (i.e. meet someone, have a great time, etc.) and just be aware of how I’m feeling while there and relax, maybe I’ll have fun.
The whole pressure thing – to constantly get, do, be something/someone gets old.
At this point if I just suit up and show up for my friend (and myself) can be a wonderful lesson in staying present in my body, instead of having any expectations.
I’m wondering…how do you handle uncomfortable social situations, and/or feeling awkward at holiday gatherings? Please share in a comment below…thanks!
Click Here to see how I dealt with one (hint: it’s a date gone bad)
Sending Dating love…oxox