Go Home Fear, You’re Drunk
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I posted a tweet last week that looked like this:
This was the result of a deeply reflective moment that I had in my new residence when intrusive thoughts hijacked my brain. Intrusive thoughts are unwelcome involuntary thoughts and images that are upsetting or distressing and can be difficult to manage or eliminate. In my case, they often come in the form of irrational fears. And everyone knows that the most rational reaction to these types of thoughts is to turn to Twitter for comfort.
I’ll give you a peek into my mind’s window. One minute, the propane tank I was having a smoke next to was more likely to spontaneously explode transforming me into pink mist, than I was to be harmed from smoking cancer sticks in the first place. Next, I was certain I was about to become a victim of home invasion, but there was totally no danger of breaking a toe while frantically scaling the stairs to hide from nothing. At one point, I almost convinced myself that some grotesque person was living in the attic and spying on me through the ceiling vents for some sort of sick entertainment. Then, almost as if the weather sensed my paranoia, a thunderstorm chimed in, and I turned to a stiff drink to shut off my asshole mind.
The next morning turned the uneasy night into fog, and I went about the day enjoying the cloudless sky and discounting my previous episode as a fluke brought on by the stresses of moving. But then I started to notice other fears lurking in my cerebral lair. Ridiculous fears of which I was suddenly hyper aware but had never noticed before.
1. I get extremely uneasy when I hear a radio caller contest winner on the radio, because I am afraid that they will forget what radio station to thank at the end, thus immediately vaporizing the entire universe with their faux pas. I realized at that moment that I will never over come this. I will never be caller number nine.
2. Is that radio volume set to 19? Better turn that shit up to a nice, even multiple of five so that I don’t uncontrollably veer into oncoming traffic and cause a 50 car pile up. Whew, that was a close one. Oops, I almost gave that car in front of me a love tap while looking down at the dial, LOL.
3. Karaoke? KaraNOke.
These are just a few examples of some of the fears that coagulate in my brain from time to time. They are never rational, never logical, and never fail to ultimately make me laugh at myself. So what are some of the fears you experience that make you want a stiffy? A stiff drink. Stop saying stiff, Becca.
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- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Symptoms (psychologytoday.com)
- Faith Instead of Fear (findyourparadigm.com)
- Intrusive thoughts. I remember (christineeli.wordpress.com)
Posted on May 8, 2013, in Humor and tagged 25tofly, anxiety, Becca Cord, beccatube, draw your life blogger, Edward Hotspur, Fear, Intrusive thoughts, irrational fears, karaoke, karaoke fear, life, Obsessive–compulsive disorder, Radio broadcasting, radio contests, radio volume fear, rational fear, stop intrusive thoughts, stop irrational fears, twitter, youtube draw your life. Bookmark the permalink. 80 Comments.