Things I Try to Do So That I Don't Panic on the Subway
I just moved to New York and realized that the subway gives me anxiety... it's an essential part of the routine, so I'm trying to learn ways to not freak out.
- •find a seatsometimes the wobbly standing makes it worse
- •headphonespodcasts are better than music for me in most subway riding instances. sometimes i just put the headphones in, playing nothing wearing them like a safety blanket; sometimes elton john.
- •make lists
- •reading materialI need to be more proactive about bringing a book or magazine around with me, to encourage me to mind my own business.
- •mind my own business