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I have trouble peeing at home because i live in a block of four flat's and live on the top floor so when i walk in and out of my bathroom or use the toilet my neighbors in the flat below can hear me because the floorboards creek and are thin so do not give me any privacy. I find it especially difficult to pee when i go into my toilet not realising one of my neighbor's is using his toilet because i have music on so didn't hear him.
At night when i need to go i now whisper to myself "I will now follow the stream and the shadow". This is because i noticed the shadow of my stream one day and have focused on that to distract me of my negative thoughts.
Of course, the rational way to think is there are times when i am using my toilet and one of my neighbors below go and begin to use there's and seeing as i don't think anything when this happens, why should i think anything when things are the opposite way around!