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Old 08-04-2009  
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Default 10 Things that make you anxious..

I have a weird feeling I made a thread like this before?!!?

Buuuuut...

List 10 things.

1 being the least anxious situation you can find yourself in.

10 being the most anxious situation you can find yourself in.

Soooo for example.. Me..

1. Talking on the phone to a customer service person
2. Going to a store (depending on the day, can be worse)
3. Spending time with/Talking to immediate family members
4. Asking a stranger a question about something
5. Meeting people I never met before
6. Going to a party
7. Going to a family gathering
8. Being around children (I have an OCD issue here)
9. Spending time with an acquaintance
10. Going on a date with someone

Basically, those go from "No biggie" in my head to "No no no!" in my head. It's hard to gauge, though. Sometimes I have better/worse days than others with these things. Most of the time it's really the lead up to the situation that causes the most anxiety.
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1. Going to parties
2. Meeting my husbands friends,co workers
3. Being around my inlaws
4. Going to the doctor
5. Swimming
6. Writing in front of people ( I know weird)
7. Busy stores
8.Eating in front of people
9. Confrontation of any kind
10. Sleeping with the closet door open (lol crazy but true. I don't know why)
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:p I'm still scared of the dark. Complete darkness freaks me out.
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I am reading a book on shyness right now and one of the things it told me to do was write a list of the situations that freak me out and gradually expose myself to the easier ones first. Don't know if it works but here's mine.

1. Sharing my opinions in a big group
2. Passing people in a hallway. No idea why
3. Dance clubs
4. Playing with kids
5. Talking on the phone
6 Family reunions
7. Talking to opposite sex
8. Going to Church
9. Speeches in class
10. Job interviews
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9. Eating in public
6. Going shopping
3. Crowded places
2. Talking to people
7. Using the telephone
1. Passing strangers in the street
8. Being trapped like in hairdressers chair etc
10. The unknown or when I can't control a situation
5. Being with members of my extended family
4. Confrontation

I could go on...

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Old 08-04-2009  
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1. People
2. Speaking
3. Work
4. Failure
5. Family nagging
6. Interviews
7. Speaking on the phone
8. Being trapped
9. Eyes
10. People smiling at me
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1. Going on vacation or to amusement parks or zoos, etc. - I am able to enjoy myself at places like that. I'm still a bit anxious, but not nearly as bad as usual. I guess I am just enjoying myself and having a good time and focusing on other things instead of the nagging thoughts of being judged and ridiculed.
2. A ringing phone or doorbell.
3. Having to pick something up at the store.
4. Going to get my hair cut.
5. Having to go to the doctor and dentist and waiting in crowded waiting rooms.
6. Running into someone I know at a store and dreading the "so what are you up to now" and "you're still not married" questions.
7. Jury duty - thank goodness I haven't had to do this yet, but I'm always afraid I'm going to get one of those letters in the mail.
8. Family gatherings, weddings, funerals, etc.
9. Job interviews.
10. Public speaking.
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Old 08-04-2009  
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1.) That I'm going to die before I experience the few things in life that I have not yet experienced... Yeah, I have a list of things that I want to do before I am too old to enjoy... 40 years old, knocking on 80...
2.) Phone calls.
3.) Eating in front of others.
4.) Signing my name or having to write in front of others.
5.) Engaging in small talk with anyone.
6.) Doctors or Dentist... Doesn't matter how many people are in the waiting room.
7.) Being unemployed, and having bills that need to be paid!
8.) Being in a crowded elevator, where people are invading my "space".
9.) At the checkout, and having to count money... I can, it's just doing it in front of others... Eeek!
10.) Attractive women.... (frustrated and anxious) ......

Never send a human to do a machine's job.
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Old 08-04-2009  
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I am reading a book on shyness right now and one of the things it told me to do was write a list of the situations that freak me out and gradually expose myself to the easier ones first. Don't know if it works but here's mine.
That was the point of making these lists

People can have them as a point to work from.

Seeing what other people listed as anxious situations, makes my list grow. haha.
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1.A ringing phone

2.Entering a room where people have already sit

3.Small stores with only 1 or 2 assistants

4.Driving when another person is in the car that knows how to drive

5.A confident talkative story-telling experienced person

6.Family gathering with relatives that i haven't seen for ages

7.When i have to travel back to my country and i have to go from home to subway to bus to airport

8.Public speaking

9.Unpaid bills

10.Unexpected visits

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