The noise of the clothes drying machine caused a lot of problem such as depression, and made me not able to focus on work a few months before, etc.
That was a serious problem at those days because it could hinder my achievement and progress at work. I became very anxious and angry as I had environmental disadvantage that hinder my work and career. Because, that means either I have to pay to rent for a coworking place or buy a new house, which is impossible until I get work done and get rich. But, losing productivity hinder the progress to such goal. That means, losing productivity due to the noise of the clothes drying machine could cause such “deadllock”
But thankfully, my mum recently move the clothes drying machine to another spot in my home (which is the only place left available for clothes drying) and get rid of its noise. Now, I am happier and I can again relaxingly work at home.
But I still wonder, since I live in a very crowded urban area, many people can be poorer and live in home much smaller than mine, and I cannot imagine how painful it is and how they could overcome such suffering.
Do you have an idea?
We can often be conditioned to react with depression, fear and/or anxiety to stimuli that are neutral to most other people. That is because these stimuli may have been associated with a traumatic experience without us knowing. This is similar to a song on a radio triggering a past memory because the song may have been playing or was popular around the time that the original incident occurred.
When trauma occurs, there are multiple stimuli around us that impact our senses but we may not be consciously aware of them. Yet they may become conditioned stimuli that trigger symptoms of mood disorders in the future. For example, someone attending a concert experiences a panic attack without warning because the sound of the string instruments trigger unconscious memories of sirens during a serious accident.
The best way to address this is to schedule an appointment with a therapist who has a specialty in trauma. The therapist can help you identify triggers and help you desensitize to them.