how I alleviate shot anxiety.
Some things I’ve found that work for me!
Playing music that makes me feel good- I have a playlist that I usually listen to while doing my shot.
Here are the songs on my playlist:
Fight Song by Rachel Platten
Rescue by The Summer Set
Africa by Toto
Keep Holding On by Avril Lavigne
Don’t Take The Money by Bleachers
Red Eye by Kid Cudi
If music isn’t feeling good, I put on one of my favorite episodes of The Office:
The Client- Season 2, episode 7
Cocktails- Season 3, episode 17
Money- Season 4, episode 4
Dinner Party- Season 4, episode 9
Mafia- Season 6, episode 6
Sabre- Season 6, episode 15
The Cover-up- Season 6, episode 24
My frenchie, Bodhi, comes and sits with me which helps calm me.
In the beginning when injections were new to me, I would have a favorite snack waiting for me so that I had something to look forward to (positive reinforcement!)
If I’m feeling anxious about doing it that specific time, I ask my partner to hang out with me and talk to me to keep me focused on something else.