Do you give gifts to people? How do you feel about it?
I have anxiety around shopping. I’m just disproportionately bothered by the possibility that something will go to waste. So naturally, shopping for other people causes even more anxiety. There have been many years where I skipped out on giving gifts even when I was old enough for it to be socially inappropriate.
I’ve been giving more gifts to my immediate family in the past few years. I partially got over my anxiety. Also, since I have anxiety around shopping, there tend to be lots of things that I want but won’t buy for myself, so I like to imagine that I’m buying things for other people that they won’t buy for themselves. It isn’t really true of my family, but the fantasy makes the experience more enjoyable.