1. As a worrier, you tend to take things personally.
It’s not that you’re self-obsessed – you’re just permanently terrified you might’ve done something wrong.
2. You can be very down on yourself and worry that no one likes you.
If someone claims to be your friend, there must be something wrong with them.
3. Reading the news is pretty much toxic to you – the last thing you need is to think of more ways everyone you love will die.
It can be exhausting.
4. And you can be slightly irrational when your partner, family member, or friend are late to meet you.
Cue tears and and plenty of hand-wringing until they turn up safe and well.
5. A perfectly innocent, harmless encounter can leave you a nervous, pulse-racing, palm-sweating mess.
You try to stay calm, but most of the time you just can’t.
6. You often feel like you look wrong, and your clothes aren’t good enough. You find yourself buying new things in the hope they will transform your life.
This is known as “comfort shopping”.
7. It doesn’t work.
8. There is literally no limit to the number of things you can worry about, but illness is a special source of misery.
“I’M GOING TO DIIIIEEEEE.”
9. Although the humdrum worries that haunt your every waking moment also deserve a mention.
You go back to check the oven, leave the house, walk down the road, worry you didn’t lock the door. Go back to check the door etc etc etc…
10. Sometimes you just wish you could dial your brain down and RELAX.
But this seems to be impossible! Mwah-ha-ha, your out-of-control brain wins again!
11. On the plus side, the amount of time you spend worrying makes you incredibly thoughtful.
You’d do anything for the people you love.
12. And then there’s this:
Try to remember this sometimes if you can.