6 Tips To Challenge Your Weird Anxieties

#2 — Ask others for help.

Matt Inman
ILLUMINATION-Curated

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I have some of the weirdest anxieties — my parking one, for instance. Yes, I said parking, as in, a place to put your car to keep it safe until you return.

It starts well before I get to my destination. Let’s say I have to drive somewhere I haven't been before.

I start getting a strange tingling in my gut several hours before I leave.

Then, I start thinking of ways I can back out.

Am I feeling sick? Maybe I can call them instead? Does the dog need a bath?

I know the issue; it’s the unknown. The feeling of going someplace you haven’t been to before and not having a routine to follow. For me, it manifests itself in “Where the hell will I park my car.” For you, it is probably something very different.

It’s not a paralyzing anxiety, but it causes me some degree of mental pain.

I often try to mitigate it by driving to those places days beforehand to scout out the parking.

Before you ask, I’m not usually affected by places like retail shopping malls. I reason I’ve been to places like this before, and know there will be plenty of parking.

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Matt Inman
ILLUMINATION-Curated

Writer, Tech, and Travel nerd. Connecting with amazing people to encourage you to take action in your life. Let’s talk — mattinman.com