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because they are just too overwhelming for you? I detest grocery shopping now. I feel massive anxiety about going in the store, enough that I wait until we have bare minimum in the house before I actually go. I don't know why, I just hate going inside. Do you find yourself having issues like this and you can't seem to find an explanation for why that particular thing is an issue?
Yes! One day I walked out of the grocery with pudding cups, one frozen meal and a Lunchable (which I don't even eat). It took me about 30 minutes of wandering around the store fighting back tears to finally grab those three items. I also stopped checking our bank account (not a smart move). It was so simple to do, I could log in from my phone if I wanted to, but I just didn't do it. For 3 months!!! It was just an impossible task for some reason. I believe I did this because that was one of my husbands responsibilities and it was just another reminder that he was gone.
I hope that you find you are able to complete one task soon without being overwhelmed and maybe more will follow. ((Hugs))
Yes Jeanie, I actually hated the store so much that I have joined a local delivery service. I hired someone to pick up the dog poop because my yard was getting so bad. Its part of the fog and that nasty little grief that just seems to smother you. It does get better but the routine is so different now.
I'm glad that someone can relate. It's so irrational. I can't figure out why the grocery store is such a hard thing for me, I can't seem to make sense of it. All I know is that every time I step foot in those doors, I just want to collapse into a heap on the floor and cry my eyes out.