I feel like anxiety is something that can go away for a long time, only to come and sweep you off your feet without a moments notice.
Kind of like a predator lurking in the shadows.
One minute you’re a happy little zebra, chewing on grass in the Savanna, then bam! A big old tiger comes and takes a bite out of your ass. Or something like that anyway.
I like to think of anxiety as a little brain malfunction. One where it feels as though the world as you know it is about to end and that nothing can put it back on track. The good thing about having anxiety time and again (yes, I said ‘good’ thing) is that once you’ve had it a couple of times, the rational part of your brain can still tell you it’s not all bad.
Things will be OK, this is just a temporary blip.
Anyways … I’m of the school of thought that if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. So lets laugh, shall we? Here’s a tongue in cheek look at what it feels like when anxiety comes back to bite you in the bum.
- You can’t do patience. Even the tiniest of inconvenience gives you rage.
- You overthink everything. I mean EVERYTHING … including worrying about why you’re worrying.
- And your overthinking always focuses on the worst case scenario.
- You cry over the tiniest thing at a drop of a hat.
- Sending a message and not hearing back straight away convinces you that the whole world hates you.
- Equally, you have about 100 unread messages in your inbox, because the idea of opening them all inexplicably fills you with dread.
- As does answering an actual real life phone call. Who even uses the phone to make calls these days anyway????!!!!
- And if the call is from an unknown number, there’s no way on gods earth that you’re answering that one.
- Meeting new people feels like arriving at the gates of hell.
- And when you do meet new people, you’ll probably go red and start waffling.
- Before mentally replaying all the stupid things you said over and over again.
- Which is one of the many reasons why you cancel at least 50% of your plans.
- You’re 90% convinced that you have a serious illness 90% of the time.
- For the other 10% of the time, you’re convinced it’s someone you know.
- You spend more time thinking about your to do list, than actually doing because … procrastination.
- Which makes you even more convinced that your brain is indeed made of cotton wool.
- You’re probably feeling pretty tired.
- But go to bed and you’ll be tossing and turning all night.
- You know that anxiety is a waste of energy and worry, but it’s just not that easy to switch it off.
If you can relate to any of these then welcome to the club. I’ve heard there’s quite a few of us …