I do struggle with anxiety and for the longest time I was in denial or thinking It would go away after all the normal stress of every-day life diminishes, or that I can fix all the things that give me anxious. But recently I’ve been up every night worrying, and even having trouble breathing more often than not, and the thought of having too much on my plate all the time is certainly taking it’s toll on my body. I can feel it.
Funny thing is the internet knows what topics to send my way, even if I don’t research that very subject while online, it shows up just in time, or perhaps I just notice it from the corner of my eye when I am looking for something else. Either way, here’s one that lists the different feelings of anxiety and I am curious to know how many of you can relate – men and women – even if the article is directed to ‘girls’ anxiety is something all of us feel at some point or another in our lives or there is someone we know who does. Signs of anxiety according to the article:
- How annoying it is when people tell you to “stop worrying about it.”
- “Maybe” is the worst word in the English language.
- How loosely people use the word “panic attack.
- Waking up in the middle of the night and not falling back asleep because your brain is a spinning wheel of anxiety.
- You get anxiety about the tiniest things.
- You can’t stand being late or early.
- If you ever have to cancel plans, you’re afraid everyone will hate you.
- When your anxiety is in full-throttle and you just shut down.
- You have anxious ticks you don’t even notice.
- When too many people are trying to communicate with you at once, your brain feels like it’s about to explode
- On the flip side, when no one’s texting you back, it’s definitely because they all hate you
- That sporadic anxiety crying.
- Those terrible anxiety stomachaches. OR NAUSEA (I add)
- You freak out if there’s no order in your life.
There are many books out there that help in rationalizing the ailment and helping in finding ways to work through anxiety and I found some of them very helpful. Talking to a therapist also works, and finding your own rhythm to easing the symptoms when experiencing a full-on attack. For me I meditate, listen to calming music, take long walks to rationalize my thinking or freaking out and then I simply write in a journal all my private thoughts and tuck it away.
How do you cope with your anxiety?