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Having a hard time not feeling anxious/obsessing over “dumb” things said during Zoom calls, particularly more social chatty calls with people in my group. Anyone else ever feel this way? How do you deal with it?

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Unless you say something truly outrageous, try to remember that people are not thinking about you as much as you are analyzing yourself. Everyone on the zoom is thinking about themselves.

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Not trying to be catty, but Zoloft changed my life re social anxiety. I tried to deal with it myself for decades and found medication was what I needed.

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This. Lexapro.

I tell myself I can second-guess it, worry about it, feel bad about it for five minutes (or whatever time period you want to put on it) and then to move on. Your zoom listeners have not spent more time than that thinking about it, for sure!

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