09-17-2008, 10:14 AM
Status: Permanently Band
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New England (US)
Feeling anxious in stores
Its hard to explain but sometimes when im in a store and im having a hard time making up my mind and just standing there, i feel really anxious and pressured. Like everyone walking by or in the store is aware of my inabilty to make a decision. Im conscious of it now and yesterday i forced myself not to rush, and i stayed in the store longer than i normally would. Anyone else have something similar?
And I used to feel really weird walking out of a store without buying something, or asking for help finding something. I can handle these things now, but still feel some anxiety.
I think I have normal reactions just the amount of anxiety is way way out of proportion to the reality of the situation.
"Prefer to be defeated in the presence of the wise than to excel among fools." - Dogen Zenji
"The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely" - C.G. Jung
"One Day at a Time" "Let Go, Let God" - A.A. slogans
"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid." -Epictetus