Ever since my divorce back in 2005 (and even after I re-married) my anxiety has sort of forced me to cope in strange ways. Just checking to see if this sounds like anyone else out there.
I used to not worry about writing down notes or important dates when I was in high school, college, and most of my first marriage. Then, after I was divorced and had to re-organize my life, I found that one thing that kept my anxiety at bay was to make either a list or spreadsheet of all sorts of things: To Do's, My DVD or CD collection, comparing on paper big decisions for items over $100. It felt like I was able to see the challenge and complete it easier or make decisions easier.
Lately (about the past year or so), my anxiety arises on much smaller things. And I don't know how to make a list for that. I have trouble deciding on a movie or if I should buy one item at the store or another. I start to overthink things and I create a scenario where I doubt myself making any good decision. This eventually passes, but the issues it causes or lost time I experience for 1-3 hours really sucks.
Any thoughts or anyone relate to this?