11/20 Your fears.

Sometimes I make references to my OCD and many fears. Today's prompt is about some of my irrational fears.

When it rains hard, I sometimes fear that the rain will seep into the roof and get into the attic wiring, causing a short which causes the whole building to burn to the ground.

When I plug in electrical equipment (especially the air conditioner or the window fans), I am afraid that I will be electrocuted and will die.

I am afraid I will be evicted.

I am afraid that a repo man will take my car. I have no idea who would be repo-ing it, but I'm afraid that someone's going to take it away.

I am afraid of being on crutches. Or breaking an arm.

I am afraid when people raise their voices when they're angry.

I can't think of any more off the top of my head. I know they're irrational. I know it. Doesn't mean I don't fear it.


The Gal Herself said...

Every time I am about to fly anywhere, I ask myself, "Is this worth dying over?" and I always answer, "no," and I truly consider cancelling.

But I don't.

I used to beat myself up over this (at least) twice yearly battle with neurosis, until my shrink put it in perspective for me: The problem is not that we're afraid, the problem is what our fears keep us from doing.

So if you don't let them interfere with your life, they are really not a problem, are they?

Paula said...

I don't believe I have ever heard of someone being afraid of being on crutches.....

Lisa G said...

OCD sucks. I tend to dwell on things to the detriment of my health, so I think I can relate...