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things that are currently making you anxious

Discussion in 'Braaaaiiiinnnns...' started by unknownanonymous, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

    @Lambda mentioned in the things that are currently annoying you thread that they wanted a thread in the spirit of things that are currently annoying you specifically about anxiety, so here it is!

    (and yes, i'm the norm the genie that linked it in the things that are currently annoying you thread. i just couldn't resist. :P)
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2016
  2. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Oh boy oh boy will I have things to post here.
     
  3. Hatchback

    Hatchback ... he is just fine again today

    Fuck if I know, which is causing a recursive anxiety loop. Thx brain.
     
  4. Lambda

    Lambda everything happens so much

    Why do strangers try to talk to me, I just wanted to water the lawn in peace. I don't even know what the guy was trying to ask, but at least he drove away when I ignored him.
     
  5. furrylatula

    furrylatula a good good homestuck boy

    god i cant do this math class, its a college class and covers algebra 2 and i dont even know if i remember algebra ONE and the syllabus is BLANK so i have no idea what the hell im supposed to bring

    and its in two hours
     
  6. I read a thread I maybe should not have (and a thread I definitely should not add to) that tangentially referred to some things I was involved in on a different, public thread, and now brain is convinced I have Done A Bad and should never go back to the public thread even though I enjoy being there most days.
     
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  7. Erica

    Erica occasionally vaguely like a person

    I have missed two therapy sessions bc I half-way-on-purpose forgot the dates (I thought maybe one was today but I don't have her number so I can't call her and ask and I can't miss work anyways S O I was willing to take that hit but then there were two of them and I genuinely thought she was still on vacation last week) and she sounded so disappointed with me on the phone and I am already wasting her time by coming at all this is even w o r s e
    also i don't understand - if I miss one meeting with no call no cancelling no explanation why does she wait with calling me until I miss another one? D: ghhjsdgjgfasdasd
     
  8. Lambda

    Lambda everything happens so much

    logically I know the mail truck is probably just late but
    I can't stop thinking that maybe someone stole the package I'm supposed to get today
    where is it
     
  9. Aondeug

    Aondeug 宗教の学生

    LITERALLY FUCKING EVERYTHING.

    EVERYTHING.

    BUT ESPECIALLY YOU.

    brain please stop
     
  10. Jaaaade

    Jaaaade magnoliajades, here!

    I'm transferring to a large and awesome-looking university, I'm enrolled in classes and the classes start next week, but my application for the university doesn't... look to be finalized. All because the (failed) AP scores from high school that I sent to the university weren't official transcripts. I have an AA. I graduated from a community college. 3.0 GPA. but they want a damn stamped copy of AP scores. and I can't call them RIGHT NOW about it, have to wait til tomorrow. What if they drop all my classes if the problem isn't fixed in time??
     
  11. Jaaaade

    Jaaaade magnoliajades, here!

    Also, the future in general. I can't be convinced that things will be okay until after they actually are. I'm scared of this year's election and want it to be over with already so that I know things will be ok. I worry about friends going through hard times so much that anxiety attacks happen because I won't believe they'll be okay until they let me know after it all blows over. I stress out severely before a convention weekend because I wonder if there will be car troubles or i check in to a hotel too late or my ticket isn't accepted for whatever reason etc... too many examples to type. Every outcome of the future feels so unknown to me that it makes me terrified.
    I.... should see a therapist. :(
     
  12. Hatchback

    Hatchback ... he is just fine again today

    A probable anxiety disorder diagnosis, ironically.

    I am nothing if not meta.
     
  13. garden

    garden lucid dreamer

    i have two WIP fics, one of which hasn't been updated since march and the other of which hasn't been updated since november, and i wanna do the thing but the more i think about how long it's been the more i think about how much i'm disappointing people and i've already procrastinated so damn much agshfklfljk
     
  14. lobo

    lobo Fandom Trash

    My grad program starts next week and I'm currently looking for a job and I just want someone to call me back.
     
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  15. evilas

    evilas Custom title cause all the cool kids are doing it

    Youtube videos.
    SOOO MANY YOUTUBE VIDEOS
    I have basically 50 that I need to catch up on but I won't be able to, and then there's the new ones coming in every day, and then there's the 300 or so list I have pending in Habitica, and then 800 or so in my Watch Later playlist, and just STOP THINKING ABOUT THEM ERIC
     
  16. strictly quadrilateral

    strictly quadrilateral alive, alive, alive!

    so i listen to Way Too Many podcasts. i listen to them pretty much all the time, whenever i'm walking or cooking or in the car - anything. some guy suggested to me a few months ago that i could listen to more in less time if i listened to them at 1.5 speed. it wouldn't change the quality at all, just be faster! he insisted.

    i thought about it. i decided against it. because: the moment i start trying to listen to them as quickly as possible, instead of just listening to them to fill time and because i enjoy them - that will be the moment they stop being something i do for fun, and start being a chore where the end goal is to catch up.

    i know i'm just some guy over the internet, but from what you've said it sounds like these videos have become a chore for you. step back. breathe. please.
     
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  17. evilas

    evilas Custom title cause all the cool kids are doing it

    I've tried. Believe me, I have tried. It is hard.

    I've succeeded with books, and TV series, and movies, and a few other things, the end result has been dozens of lists that are lying around somewhere. I don't worry about them, but I also don't want to forget about them, so they're just... there.
    This was supposed to be my "Meh, let's keep up with this bit of stuff", trimmed down version.
    It clearly did not work.
     
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  18. strictly quadrilateral

    strictly quadrilateral alive, alive, alive!

    i know. i've ended up in situations like that before, if less bad; when i start something i have to finish it. well, i don't have to anymore, but it took me a very long time to get my brain to shut up about it.

    my advice is to combine all the lists first, so that they're all in one place and you aren't getting bombarded from every angle. that's all I've got for now, sorry.
     
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  19. evilas

    evilas Custom title cause all the cool kids are doing it

    I'm slowly but surely getting there :D
    (Google Keep and OneTab and Youtube Playlists are very good friends)
    (thanks)
     
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  20. strictly quadrilateral

    strictly quadrilateral alive, alive, alive!

    np! you're my friend and i don't want you to be unhappy!
     
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