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Nervous for vacation

When I booked this vacation I wasn’t THAT bad, but I should’ve known better. Me and some friends are going to Barcelona for a week and while that sounds amazing, a week is a long time for me to constantly be around people. I’m ALWAYS alone and I prefer it that way sometimes. I’m nervous that I’ll start getting restless from all the energies and be a party pooper on the trip. I’m nervous to do my own thing even though I’m a grown woman who also paid for my own vacation. I’m nervous about food choices because I’m VERY picky and I also haven’t been eating regularly for about 11 months (I was 165 at my heaviest last December and am now 139) I just hate situations like this. I will be bringing obviously my antidepressants and Xanax but I’m just scared about the length of time I’m going away. I can bear it for a 4 day vaca, maybe even 5 - but 7 seems excessive. Also to mention it’s not just me and my 3 girlfriends like I thought, it will be 7 of us because 3 are bringing their boyfriends/husband. I only really know 2 of them.

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Your vacation sounds exciting! I'm sorry you are having so many worries about it. Maybe try and focus on the fun aspects of the trip. I know it's easier said than done. If you have a therapist maybe discuss your feelings with him/her.

I hope you have a great time, and share your adventures here with us when you get back, or even during the trip if you have time.

Wishing you peace and joy!

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I'm jealous of you. Barcelona is beautiful. You'll be around friends so I'm sure you'll have a good time.


I'm sorry you're not feeling excited about your trip, but it does sound wonderful. I can definitely relate to your feelings though. I took a trip to Maine this summer with some friends and I was feeling very anxious about it. The best thing I can tell you is to focus on one day at a time. One activity at a time. Sometimes looking at the "whole" can be overwhelming. You got this! Hope to hear some great stories when you get back. And remember, one day at time.....

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Hi, Sorry to hear how your feeling about the trip... Do any of your friends that are going know about your Depression or Anxiety? Reason why I'm asking is that if you speak to them.just letting them know how your feeling it might help ease your mind a little. I know this is easy to say but try if you can not to over think it, the more you do the more you become Anxious about the trip. Try listening to some music you enjoy to relax or if you enjoy reading take a book to read, this might help you relax a bit. I listen to music myself when my Anxiety kicks in. B

if at any point on your trip you start to feel over whelmed just excuse yourself for a few minutes to just to take a breather? I'm sure you'll have a great time and share your thoughts on here with us, I've never been to Spain I would love to go someday.

I wish you all the best on your trip and don't be a stranger.


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