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Topic: Anxious about everything

3 posts, 0 answered
  1. i'mbadwithnames
    i'mbadwithnames avatar
    25 posts
    20 August 2020

    Hi guys! So I am 3 days into the 14 day lockdown that I got put in (hotel quarentine, moved out of Victoria) and I have really bad anxiety about literally everything.

    I have been living on my own for a long time, doing my own laundry, building my own furniture, cleaning and fixing my own house, getting my own groceries ect. and I love that because it means I don't burden anyone, noone judges me and I feel so much more comfortable.

    But if you don't know, with the 14 day quarentine, you cannot leave the room. So people have to take your rubbish, other people do your laundry, you have to call reception to ask for help with things, and I absolutely hate it. I don't like having to rely on other people and burdoning other people, and I feel quite uncomfortable "forcing" someone else to do my laundry.

    I also have to place an order with Woolworths to get some stuff delivered to my room that I absolutely need (toothbrush, bathroom items that aren't provided, some snacks for between meals, ect.). However again, it needs to be delivered to reception and then they bring it up to me.

    I have so much anxiety about people judging what I buy from the shops, what I get delievered, what I'm wearing (when they are doing my laundry) that I'm almost not doing any of it.

    I know it's their job and all that, and using logic they probably really don't care what I get delivered or how much rubbish I have or how many times I call reception to ask questions, but anxiety doesn't use logic and I am anxious and really don't want to do anything that is going to burdon them. My woolworths order has been sitting on the checkout page for like an hour but I just can't bring myself to order it because I am so anxious of what the workers will think of me.

    But I also can't leave my room and do everything myself.

  2. Petal22
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    217 posts
    20 August 2020 in reply to i'mbadwithnames
    Hello, sorry to hear you are feeling this way.... one thing I have learned from anxiety is to not listen to it.... push through it.... you CAN order your groceries from Woolworths 😊 press the button 😊 the more we listen to our anxiety the more we reinforce it.... you are stronger than you think 😊
  3. Petal22
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    217 posts
    20 August 2020 in reply to i'mbadwithnames
    I would recommend you try to do some guided meditation.... look it up on your phone... it can teach us to be bystanders of our thoughts and not get so caught up in them 😊 look for one guided for thoughts 😊

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