10 Things Only People With Anxiety Understand...

8:44 PM

I never really understood the large lump in my throat. That lightheaded feeling that would overcome me. The chill that would take over my entire body was....Anxiety. I know what you are thinking. I must be a shut-in. Wrong! The fact of the matter is, I have no problem performing. I have no problem socializing. I can walk into a room and look and act cool as a cucumber. The fact of the matter is that most of the time I am fine. If you are like me, then you know exactly what I mean. Sometimes there is something or someone that sets me off, and there is no...."IT'S OK," that will make it go away.

Like I said, I never really knew I had anxiety or that other people didn't react to things the way I did. I always just assumed it was natural. So, do you suffer from anxiety? Here are 10 things you MAY relate to. 

1. The Phone
This goes without saying. Every time that phone rings a list of events start to compile in your head. Did I forget to pay that bill? I hope my family is O.K? Was I supposed to be somewhere? If that phone number is private or out of the area, well, you know....heart attack!

2. Don't Worry, It's OK! 
I love my dear husband but every time he says that during a full fledged anxiety attack, I think he hates me. Of course he doesn't which brings me to my next point:

3. Hugs

I discovered this after living 4 months away from my husband! Hugs are the ultimate cure for anxiety! Seriously, it can take it all way!

4. Overthink...overthink EVERYTHING!

Something as small as "thinking" you forgot to turn of the stove will make you assume the whole city is now on fire and it is all your fault! Juuust kidding...but seriously....

5. There is always that one person....

That one person you cannot bare to be in the same room with. Everyone says "Just ignore them, don't let them get to you." Yes, ignore the fact that I am about to black out, go numb and pass out just being in the same room with them.

6. Testing
No matter how well you think you may have done on a test in college, you start thinking of all the answers you think are wrong. No matter how much you have prepared....You always assume, you failed. Always...

7. The thought of Anti Anxiety Medication....gives you Anxiety

Medication means something is wrong with me, right? What if it leads to more and more medication? What if something WAY worse is wrong with me....see what I mean?

8. Facebook

It doesn't matter if you were responding to a political post. Or, if someone posts a vague, "You know who you are" post. You will go the whole day wishing you never saw it or responded to it.

9. Embarrassing Moments

Sometimes throughout the day, for no good reason, embarrassing moments REEL through your mind! Why? Oh, GOD....WHY!!!!!!!! Bringing back the old feelings of anxiety you once felt, then...

10. Eventually!

That's right! No matter how bad it gets, tomorrow will be a better day! I promise!

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