Anxiety can be very harmful, and even more harmful if it goes undetected. The worst problem is that a lot of people can’t understand the effects it can have on a person, this can result in people marking anxiety as merely lazy, irresponsible or passive.
The purpose of this blog is to give anxiety sufferers an insight into symptoms, and it may even provide other individuals with an explanation as to what anxiety resembles.
1. Decline invites, although you may want to go
It gets to the weekend; you’ve been looking forward to a party all week. The outfit is purchased, plans with friends are made, and then it happens; anxiety. It feels like its taking up the whole room and can be so debilitating that you feel absolutely no energy or desire to go out.
You are aware this is happening and you don’t want to become a burden or perhaps fear the criticism that may ensue from those around you – so you should decide the better option is just to cancel.
2. Obsess over trivial things other people may not even notice
A simple look or an unintended glance from someone is enough for your head to start processing and rewinding the situation even for days. The truth is you obsess over everything that has happened recently or a week ago, or anytime really
You may obsess over a conversation you had, or the fact that someone hasn’t texted you, or really just over the fact that some stranger looked at you ‘funny’.
Whatever the case may be, many would get confused by the notion that you even notice some things, but you do, and they become a constant participant in your headspace.
3. In every situation, the worst scenario is your biggest thought
Instead of enjoying the moment as it is, you can’t help picturing and convincing yourself that the worst scenario is inevitable. If it’s the first date, you are convinced that something will go terribly wrong.
If you get sick, you always manage to connect the symptoms to the worst diseases you can imagine. Its as if your mind tricks you into believing that nothing can go right. And it is exhausting.
4. You replay every mistake you make and beat yourself up over it
The worst scenario is making a mistake at work. The thought that will consume you afterward is tremendously difficult to handle.
Although you strive to perfect whatever you are doing, mistakes can occur, which is natural. Unfortunately, your anxiety doesn’t know that. In such cases, it becomes your worst enemy.
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