My mental illness really shows when I’m asked a question that requires thinking.
Oh I’m always worried whether or not I said “the right thing” … I feel its my lack of self esteem.
I say it best when I say nothing at all.
Isn’t there a song by Allison Kraus that says that.
I had this fear of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. But instead of helping me say the right thing, that fear stopped me from talking completely. In social situations, I was mute.
I read an article recently that advocated for seeing ourselves as eccentric people who have lots to say. And to accept ourselves.
That’s helped me to shrug off the awkward or wrong things I say and to open up more.