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24 Things Only Anxious People Will Understand

Is there an off switch on this brain?

1. You have a constant feeling of unease.

2. Your anxiety causes actual physical discomfort and pain.

3. Which at its worst turns into a full-blown panic attack.

4. Your mind is constantly racing.

5. And you're always second-guessing yourself.

6. Seriously you question EVERYTHING.

7. You have zero ability to switch off.

8. Feel like watching a funny movie? NOPE.

9. Want to catch up on some sleep? NOPE.

10. Having an interesting conversation with a friend? NOPE.

11. You get anxiety about anxiety.

12. You are never really ~in the moment~.

13. Trying to make a decision is excruciatingly painful.

14. And even when you make a decision you immediately worry if it was the right one.

15. It takes forever for you to do anything because you’re frequently lost inside your own head.

16. You're exhausted. All. The. Time.

17. You find yourself in the bizarre situation of not being able to trust your own brain.

18. Then you're faced with the difficult prospect of trying to combat your anxiety with the very thing that is causing it.

19. Well-meaning people try to help, but sometimes make it worse.

20. People who DON'T mean well make it a lot worse.

21. You really worry about being a burden on the people you love.

22. You want nothing more than to just stop worrying but you literally can't.

23. You know there are things that could help your anxiety, but you feel anxious about trying them.

24. Finally, there's the relief of being able to talk to someone about your worries and knowing they totally understand.

If you need to talk to someone, you can call Beyond Blue Australia on 1300 22 4636, Anxiety UK on 08444 775 774, or Hopeline America on 1-800-784-2433.