I always have my phone and my headphones with me.
My phone, of course, is somewhat of a necessity. I need to be able to contact people if something should happen to me. My phone is also where most of my music is, hence the reason I need headphones. I don’t know what I would do without music. It helps me with a lot of stuff – including cope with life.
When I have my headphones in, most people think I’m intentionally being unsociable. But that’s not the case at all. I’m an introvert, so I don’t talk much. Sometimes it’s difficult for me to find things to talk about with people. Also, because I don’t have any siblings by blood, I’m used to being alone.
Sometimes, music really saves my life. I can listen to certain songs (on repeat, if needed), and they will usually help to pull me out of depression. So, sometimes, I really need my headphones and my phone. Unfortunately, these are usually the times when people think I’m trying to be unsociable.
I wish anxiety and depression could be explained easily. Then, maybe, just maybe, people would understand why I need my phone and my headphones.