this anxiety is irrational!
To call the mechanic was on my to do list. After I called him (actually texted him) I felt such incredible relief!
W H Y ? ? W H Y ? ? W H Y ? ?
What is so scary about calling the mechanic about when the car will be ready? It's not about the price; I am quite aware that any time the mechanic even looks at the car it's in the 100's of $'s. And I have the money!
It's only since finding this site that I realise that 'sinking' feeling in the pit of my stomach is not the GUILT feeling that I thought it was; it's actually ANXIETY!
The last time I filled out a K10 form at the doctor's surgery (to receive 12 govt funded psychology visits) the doc adjusted some of my answers (multiple choice) so that I would have enough 'points' to get the govt funding! I didn't understand I was suffering with ANXIETY! I thought it was GUILT!
More than once, sitting in the toilets at the plaza shopping centre, I remember looking at the picture of the lady in the advert (on the inside of the loo door) for 'Beyond Blue - Anxiety Disorders', and thinking how terrible it must be to be that paralysed, not realising that - that's me!
Talk about denial!