For some, loneliness is an invaluable luxury. But there are also people who will feel worse, anxious, fearful, and anxious if you have to be alone (even if not for a long time). The fear of loneliness is known as autophobia: the type of phobia that often recurs when someone feels ignored does not get affection from others or is dissatisfied with himself. If loneliness encourages the emergence of fear and excessive sense in yourself, you may be experiencing autophobia. Fortunately, with dedication, perseverance, and proper support, autophobia can be overcome.
Evaluate your fear level. Recognizing the symptoms that appear can help you choose the best care while determining self-healing efforts that do not pose a physical risk to you. Observe whether your symptoms match some of the specifications below (which usually occur for six months or more):
– Have an exaggerated fear of solitude or often anticipate solitude
– Instantly anxious and having panic attacks while alone (or anticipating solitude)
– Realize that the fear you feel is not worth the danger that accompanies solitude
– Constantly anxious or anxious for avoiding solitude
– Anxiety and anxiety that appear to disrupt your daily routine (work, education, socialization efforts with the surrounding environment, and relationships with people nearby)
– Fear of autophobia itself
Listen to your doubts. Is there a negative view of loneliness that haunts your mind? For example, you may be afraid to look antisocial or strange when you’re alone. You may also fear being considered selfish or arrogant if you want to be alone for a moment. Recognizing the negative views you “inject” into your mind while on your own will make you realize that the reasons for your fear or anxiety are so absurd.
Write down your fears in a diary. Ask yourself, can you take care of yourself and create your own happiness? After that, ask this question, “What do others do for you and cannot you do yourself?”. Think about what really shapes your fears. Answering these questions in the diary can help you recognize and process your fears:
– How long does the fear haunt your life?
– What happens when the fear comes up for the first time?
– Then how does the fear develop afterward?