Hey guys. One of my biggest forms of anxiety that manifests itself is through my routines. I have the same basic routines each day, specifically my mornings and night. I have sleep issues in the past, so now I tend to go to bed at about 11:00-11:30 (I generally read about 15-30 minutes beforehand to help calm my mind and such). I wake up at 6:45/7:00. This routine has worked great, I feel like I get enough sleep, etc. When I wake up in the mornings, I always make sure to start my day with a glass of warm water - it really helps as well. I shower the night before and blow dry my hair, because if I don't, showering in the morning takes forever and my hair just does not look good unless I've slept on it. I also, for the most part, tend to eat the same things at about the same times. now, lunches and dinners sometimes deviate of course, but it's generally the same. This is also partly because I've had a ton of digestive issues in the past, so eating random foods/etc. causing my a great deal of anxiety.
Here's why I'm freaking out: tomorrow I will be leaving to visit a friend who lives about ten hours away. I will be driving to visit him (I won't be driving) with one other friend (more of an acquaintance, I've only met them once) of mine tomorrow morning throughout the day. Now, I know my friend doesn't normally shower at night or go to bed until about 2AM, and they also sleep in really late. I can't just ditch them and do my own thing, but I am terrified by what this drastic change would do to my body and my mental state. I am so stuck on my routines that this is just one of the worst things. I am terrified that my body/digestive system will be completely out of whack for at least a week. I have even considered not going on this trip (and that thought isn't completely eradicated yet)! It is Friday-Sunday. I don't want to regret not going, because I know that otherwise I will just be sitting at home all weekend, but I am terrified to go. Does anyone have any tips/advice/etc.?