You punish yourself for mistakes you would forgive others for.
Oh yes… I can’t put on noise-canceling headphones anywhere! I know something’s wrong when I try to cancel out noise and then proceed to try to listen harder for noises anyway. Or I overcompensate by glancing around even more than usual. So much for concentration!You have learned why people with anxiety problems should never put on active noise cancelling headphones in a quiet place.
(omg what a bad idea that was...)