how do you handle going to the store? I'm trying to get Christmas presents, and just being in the store by myself gives me severe anxiety.

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Social Anxiety

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  • Boo2004


    I always bring someone with me and I have some heavy duty headphones that I can listen to music with.

    • catlover55


      I'm okay ish if I have someone with me, but since I'm getting presents, I can't bring any of my family, I don't know what to do

      • Motley


        maybe have a rotation of different people? It sounds silly but I do it during the holidays myself, I'll go to the same store twice with different people each time so no one sees what I'm buying them.

  • DitsyDiabetic


    Cannabis 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Ezra02


    I order what I can online delivery or for pickup. If I have to go in I go when it’s least busy hours (weekdays before 3ish here), know what isle the stuff is in that I’m looking for, take someone I know and trust with me, and use loop ear buds or headphones to cancel out as much noise as possible. I thankfully also know some ASL so my girlfriend and I can communicate without having to speak at all. It makes it easier so I can tell her if I need help or want to leave

  • Bre19


    Online ordering or I go when it's less busy

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