Anonymous asked: Hi, hum I dont mean for this to sound offensive, I'm just curios, but to the mod who answered the trigger question, and spoke about their own social anxiety, does receiving asks trigger you? I'm sorry if that's not what I should of asked, I'm just curios, and pls don't feel pressure to answer this, you don't have to if you don't want to. I'm sorry if this was offending.
Sometimes! For a while I was incredibly triggered by receiving asks. Now I am really conscious about taking breaks to keep me from getting too stressed, hiring new mods so there’s less falling on my shoulders, and I worked through my fears in therapy. I realized I was starting to expect all of the questions to be hate messages or offensive questions or that I was letting people down with my answers or letting people down when I took breaks from answering and I had to step back and remember all of the amazing and supportive messages I’ve gotten from followers about how much we’ve helped them or that I have to take care of myself as well and realize that I don’t need to be perfect.
I still have anxiety sometimes and certain messages may trigger more anxiety than others but I’m working through that and learning to deal with being triggered more.
Plus it helps to be on anti anxiety medication now.