The Real Truth About Having Anxiety
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The Real Truth About Having Anxiety

by chelsey

Anxiety Is....

Different for everyone, which can lead to a misunderstanding of what it is. Anxiety is more than worry. It is an overwhelming fear. It is not being able to do anything in a suffocating world.

Anxiety Brings A Friend When It Visits

That friend is the voice in your head that knows what buttons to press. It may be anxiety's friend but it is not your friend. All it wants to do is hurt you and it is very good at it.

Sometimes Anxiety Is Quiet

It is not raising my hand in class and whispering the answer, even when I know it just so I am not told I am wrong. It is not laughing at a joke or singing my favorite song with my friends.

Anxiety Sometimes Is....

Thinking you are a burden to your friends, so you don't go anywhere with them. Then it is the worry that they will think that you don't want to be there friend. Then the cycle repeats.

Sometimes Anxiety Is Angry

It is felling so bad that you snap and yell at anyone who will talk to you. It is hating yourself for feeling like this. Feeling completely not normal and just wanting to be.

Anxiety Makes You Feel Weak

Sometimes you just cry for seemingly no reason or for something that someone did years ago. While having an anxiety attack you know that it does not make sense and you can't stand it.

People With Anxiety Need To Be Reassured

You need people to say that they like you so you remember it. Even if you don't believe them when they say so.

Anxiety Can Get Better

Just because you have anxiety does not mean that you cannot live a normal life. You just have to find some thing that can help you and surround yourself with people who understand.

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a year agoReply
Omy! Happenings that brought back. <3

a year agoReply
@pluto just let them know that you will listen to them and make sure they know you are there for them

plutoSilver CommaPlanets man
a year agoReply
@chelsey what's a good way to reassure somebody then?

a year agoReply
@pluto it does not really help

plutoSilver CommaPlanets man
a year agoReply
is it good to say "everything will be okay" to somebody who has anxiety? or does it not help

a year agoReply
thank you for sharing this

chromiumSilver CommaI like to think I'm amazing
a year agoReply
@chelsey @lisa this happens to me too. I'll be too scared to raise my hand. altho i don't have that bad anxiety

a year agoReply
@lisa sadly that happens way more than it should and typically the person sitting next to me will say what I said and get the credit

a year agoReply
@shana never tell someone who has anxiety to calm down but if they focus on something else or focus on breathing it can help.

lisaSilver CommaCats
a year agoReply
Amen --> "It is not raising my hand in class and whispering the answer, even when I know it just so I am not told I am wrong."