I have to really force myself to go to the gym.

I have to really force myself to go to the gym. My anxiety is paralyzing and I feel like I'm fighting the same battle everyday. It's exhausting.

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    social anxiety gym goer here

    literally go after midnight, there will be only few people in the gym at this time and it's pretty comfy

    if you have to wake up in early hours then sleep 4 hours before work and 4 hours after work so you can keep up with night training

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's not social anxiety. Just life stress in general.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >social anxiety gym goer here
      Sometimes I work out pretty late, gym closes at 11pm.
      I see more dyels than usual getting in their 100lbs bench sets around this time, the place I go to otherwise has a lot of very strong people.
      Do you guys really believe anyone cares about your lmao levels of lifts? Everybody was a beginner at some point.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Social anxiety isn't so much from being afraid of judgment, it's mostly being uncomfortable around large amounts of people regardless of what they are doing, at least for me.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Same. Also any social friction ruins my day as a turbo autist. The other day some guy got mad at me for using the only free machine in a packed gym because he was “using it” even though he was on the machine next to it. Didn’t know how to react so I just walked away as he was talking shit lol. That kind of thing doesn’t happen when the gym is empty.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Don't listen to music. I don't have a lot of anxiety but it almost completely disappears if I can hear everything around me.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        thanks, i'm cured now

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I used to have social anxiety so bad it completely ruined my life. Barely left the house, dropped out of uni and had health problems from constant stress.
      You will never live a normal life if you keep feeding your anxiety by doing shit like not going to the gym when other people are around.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    ok

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Take 10mins throughout the day to sit, do nothing, and controlling your breathing

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What are you zoomer gays so "anxious" about all the time really? You guys are such whiny pussies.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Ostracization, being made fun of, not fitting in. It's why I've never had a job and didn't go to college. I'm 22.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I had that until around age 16 but probably not as severely, then I stopped giving a fuck and discovered I had some talents and latent social skills. Now I chuckle at people desperately trying to fit in while being grown ass adults, the facade is shallow and very transparent, literally just
        >be yourself bro
        and stop giving a fuck

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        The weirdest and craziest people on the planet are able to find people like themselves and form social groups. It's easier than ever with the internet. If Betty (58) can find people to practice shakra crystal healing ceremonies with her in rural Idaho, then you can find someone who is as weird as you are to hang out with.

        Stop trying to play the normie game. Accept that you are weird and find other weirdos that you can befriend

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Ostracization, being made fun of, not fitting in.
        And?

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    yoga
    meditation
    deep breathing

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    11pm on a Wednesday and about to go hit legs. It could be worse bro. Let's do it.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Me too bro, but I just keep going and getting like an idiot

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw going to the bathroom for the fifth time to make sure I didn't shit my pants
    anyone else?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      no, I go there to flex with the dirtiest pump after doing a 4 set giant set of cable lateral raises, curls and pushdowns kek

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      yes lmao
      >when you subtly try to smell your crotch area

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I remember being like you.
    Just bite the bullet and go. Do your workouts being autistic and not talking to anyone, no one else cares what you do, just fly under the radar for a few years.

    Once you actually have decent strength and know what your doing move to a new gym and make friends with everyone. Easy.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    working out at home is where it's at

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Having intercourse regularly with a loved one or even just hugging them for 2 minutes a day can dramatically lower stress hormones like cortisol. This can drop anxiety to nearly 0.
    Give it a try.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >implying

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        hugging your brother or sister or mom or dad or grandma is still free tho

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    some of us don't have any gyms near and you who do are scared to go? ungrateful gays

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It won't get better if you never make an attempt. Exposure therapy is a thing. It will never completely go away, but it will get easier. And people are friendlier than you think.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I've tried every single mental and physical exercise possible to beat my social anxiety and it's still only getting worse.

      Like I can try to pump myself up in the mirror of a bathroom before going to some whatever college class, rationalize to myself in every way possible that literally no one gives a shit and do every mental and breathing exercise possible like widening myself as much as possible with my arms wide open or whatnot and exiting the bathroom telling myself there is no reason to feel this way over and over again, but the moment I touch the door knob and open the class door my heart starts beating like crazy and my head feels like it will explode as if I'm in a near death situation, every single time no matter how much I "expose" myself to it. By the time I sit in my chair I am already sweating like crazy and afraid of the person closest to me literally being able to hear my heart bursting out of my chest because of how much I am stressed in that moment.
      Every time the same exact thing, even though I know it's not rational. At this rate I'll die in my 30s out of nothing but pure stress and anxiety.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Ah shit, I had that irrational anxiety when I went to classes too. I didn't get over it but what made it better was that I stopped trying to fix it and just let it ride its course and thinking to myself that it doesn't matter because these people don't see the "real" me anyways. Only other thing that made it easier was exercise.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >my heart starts beating like crazy and my head feels like it will explode as if I'm in a near death situation
        get a prescription for propranolol, will stop all the physical symptoms of your anxiety

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >I've tried every single mental and physical exercise possible to beat my social anxiety and it's still only getting worse.
        ok but have you actually tried therapy?
        Meme exercises and mind tricks dont work.
        start here then see a therapist:
        (click on the workbook)
        https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself/Social-Anxiety

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself/Social-Anxiety
          gayyyy

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Iktf man.
        I just got research chemicals benzos I use for anything big.

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I was like that to. It was really fucking hard doing it. Especially when it was around rush hour. But i forced my self to do it and it went away after a while. You just have to push trough it and keep going trough that internal resistance and eventually it goes away.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >get headache, crazy fatigue, diarrhea symptoms, shaky weak legs, guts are trying to kill me before going to martial arts
    >dont have any negative thoughts or feelings about the gym, try to rationalize the symptoms away
    >enter gym
    >smile and greet everyone including the girls
    >outperform literally everyone in all ways
    >casually beat them in sparring
    >go home without a sweat broken
    every time
    i think my body is trying to teach my mind to dare things out of my comfort zone by both intensifying the suspense and then giving me a dose of test in the moment or something.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >My anxiety is paralyzing
    Obviously it isn't, or you would be paralyzed instead of gymming. You already won against your anxiety.

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >drop spaghetti if I'm not the best person in the room at any given time
    I can feel the cortisol spike when someone lifts the same weight or more than me. Am I retarded?

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    try getting more sleep and limit caffeine. if this does not work just stop giving a fuck and realize one day you will be in the grave.

    Good Luck

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Can some1 here post a story of a comfy midnight gym trip, where there was a cute girl and you talked to her? How did it go?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Not at night, but an evening in an almost empty gym. Kinda cute girl who works the counter walked by when I did warm up cardio and we smiled at eachother, then she started talking to me when I got off the treadmill, just some friendly small-talk. Later when I was doing my DLs she kept reorganizing weights around me and smiling at me in the mirror. Then when I was about to leave and putting on my shoes she kept pestering me about this "great 2-for-1 deal on proteinbars". I put my headphones in but she kept talking to me and gave me a very enthusiastic "See you around!". Not the greatest story and she might've just been bored working late but her behaviour was kinda cute.

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Sorry to hear about your vaxx injuries.

    You could fix it but you won't.

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    the trick for people like us OP is to get in love with the grind. just watch stephiscold until you get it
    being consistent is the trick

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      watch 5'1 monkey for life advice.. thanks boss

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        works for him at 5'1 so why wont it work for you at normal height? if anything you're making even bigger case for it

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          dumb nig

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