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I'm always tuned out

If I'm alone, especially outside, it's rare that I won't be listening to music with at least one earphone. Especially in crowded places, if I need to do some shopping and that. People make me nervous and music calms me down, so I keep blocking out the world in favour of listening to music and fantasising about whatever mental imagery a song invokes. It gives me something to focus on, which I am grateful for. I always think people are staring at me, and I know they're not - but distracting myself with music tends to help with blocking out the people around me. On some days, I just want to keep my head down, refuse eye contact and ignore everyone I walk past - it's not like I know them. Music is a great escape from anxiety.
Stupidjerkamerican · 46-50, M
Are there certain bands that help you relax?
@Stupidjerkamerican Right now I listen to Caravan Palace, Garbage and Mother Mother the most. I like most genres, though, so it does depend what sort of genre I'm feeling that day. What about you?
Stupidjerkamerican · 46-50, M
@LikeICare02 Garbage Version 2.0 was/is a favorite of mine. Always was good for forgetting my troubles

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