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Anxiety about going on holiday

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Bumperstickers Wed 13-Jul-16 23:20:18

Exactly this. Going on holiday tomorrow and feel sick and don't want to go. I don't know what's wrong with me. I plan a holiday for ages and dream of having a wonderful time relaxing in the sun etc and when it comes down to it, I just don't want to go. Everything is sorted but I feel sick and all churned up inside. I'm not afraid of flying or anything like that but I just seem to get scared about everything going wrong and being awful.
I did this the last time we went away and felt ill about it, but we had a really lovely time and there is no reason why this holiday should be any different.
Wtf is wrong with me? Am I the only person like this?

Coconutty Thu 14-Jul-16 08:23:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EttaJ Thu 14-Jul-16 16:42:40

You're not alone OP. I do too. We have wonderful vacations but I'm always anxious for the build up and the day before. Then it just all happens and I enjoy it thoroughly. I panic about EVERYTHING concievable. Planning and lists help me a great deal. Have a wonderful time and relax!

peachypips Thu 14-Jul-16 16:44:20

Same here. I now just think to myself that I'm not going to expect to enjoy it until the day after I arrive! I'm not anxious about anything specific, just an overwhelming unease!

panegyricS1 Sat 16-Jul-16 23:58:58

I know what you mean. I'm ok when I arrive, and have got used to the hotel...... I haven't ever had a "bad" holiday but I can't get excited during the build-up (the way I do about Christmas, for example) and as well as unspecific anxiety, I fret about losing my passport, missing the flight, leaving our dog in kennels etc etc.

Bumperstickers Sun 24-Jul-16 21:36:42

Thanks everyone. Back now and did have a lovely time and wanted to stay longer.

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