Filling out form anxiety…… Is it just me??

I struggle so much with filling out forms that it almost becomes a full-blown anxiety attack. I’ve had in my possession forms to apply for carer’s payment and lets just say i’ve spent a lot of weeks in procrastination towards these dreaded forms.

I’ve recently just applied to commence study for my bachelor of education ( early childhood) and was looking to perhaps apply for Austudy. Now that’s an added dilemma, which one should I apply for and how do I complete these forms with my sanity intact??

I feel so frustrated at myself for being this way as it feels like such a minimal thing to be anxious over. Is it just me or do other’s feel this pain too????

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10 responses to “Filling out form anxiety…… Is it just me??

  1. OH MY GOD! This happens to me too! I have horrible anxiety about filling out forms… ANY kind of form and I just put it off and put it off… dreading it for days, even weeks. Sometimes I’ll think to myself, “It’s only a FORM… What is the matter with you? Just do it, it’s no big deal.” But it doesn’t help. I just feel such horrible dread and anxiety about them…

    I didn’t know that there was another person who felt the same way, lol.

    It’s really crazy because I am on this site stumbleupon.com, and I just ‘stumbled’ on your post here… What are the odds?

  2. This is so interesting…Its been a few years now that I have been going thru this same thing. So I just thought, let me google it and see if someone else has this isssue. I dont know how this came about-maybe its from so many years of doing SO MUCH paperwork( taxes, school forms, doctors forms, applications, etc.)… & then when people have seen how neat my penmanship is or know how meticulous I am, they have said ” hey, can you fill this paperwork out for me? ” :-(( I think it now has me stuck. A moment ago, my daughter just handed me some important forms she wants help with, when I just tried to explain to her that I had to get myself in a certain “mood” to do it..She looks at me like huh??, lol… I had to tell her Im SO Serious…then tried to explan further-she just walked away like I was talking about dust particules or something boring like that… I put off filling out things to the last min…even online forms….Job applications ARE THE WORST!!! makes me feel a lil yuck as I even think about them now..Just glad to know Im not alone.

    • I sometimes worry that I’m going to write the wrong answer lol…I really don’t know why I have this problem but at the look of it i’m certainly not alone lol

  3. I have this exact same problem. I dread and become anxious filling out forms w/c I recheck over and over. It’s a pain. I hate that I second guess myself and so worried about whether I did the forms correctly. Most ppl don’t understand that this is an actual disorder. You are not alone! I hope this doesn’t discourage you, we wouldn’t be given this hardship if we couldn’t handle it.

    • It’s like a get brain freeze lol
      No, I’m not discouraged, especially since writing this post I’ve found that I’m definitely not alone 🙂

  4. Me!! I feel this way 😩 I have a Masters Degree and everything. How could this be my down fall in life??

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