YAY. Finally got my shit together to do my first #theanxietyseries
post! I’m going to try do one every few weeks for the next few months. I’d LOVE it though, if you could tag me and use the hashtag #theanxietyseries
in awesome posts, memes or, if you are comfortable, share your anxiety stories on my post or DM me. Everyone’s anxiety is different. The mean beast pops up and annoys us in many, many weird, quite fucked up ways.
Today, though - as this is pretty fresh in my head - I thought I’d talk about the anxiety of packing for a holiday.
Does anyone think about packing for their holiday over 2 months in advance? Start putting clothes out for the suitcase 1 month in advance? Have packing finished at least a day prior to the trip (apart from the daily essentials, of course!)? Or become so overwhelmed that you do, in fact, just leave it to the last minute?
I’m the former. I fucking love lists. I write lists about lists. I have about a thousand notebooks (note: not always an indicator of anxiety. Could also mean you’re a #stationerywhore
). Prior to a trip, I probably have 4-5 lists at least going at one time. All with bits of stuff on it that I need to do or pack. Kinda, sorta fucked up / unproductive.
I also have a secret list in my head. Those things that I can’t leave home without before a trip. It’s pretty simple. Undies and meds.
But then I think - shit, what if I forget something? I’m going to a perfectly civilised country - not exactly the jungle - yet, I completely panic if I forget something. Note to self: Can always buy undies. Can always go 2 weeks in same undies too. Is it really the end of the world? Sure, I might smell pretty special, but I’m not exactly going to die, am I?