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17 Totally Reasonable Things Every Anxious Person Does

Keep calm and carry on. JK BECAUSE THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE.

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2. When you make a noise at night, you move around until you can recreate it and confirm it wasn't a murderer.

Was that my bed???

3. Roller coasters are fun, but you have a minor freak out knowing a wispy seatbelt is the only thing between you and death.



5. When you're home alone showering, you'd rather get shampoo in your eyes than close them BECAUSE THAT'S HOW PEOPLE DIE.

Come on. I've seen Psycho.

8. When you see people laughing without you, you're pretty positive they are laughing at you.



9. You arrive AT LEAST 15 minutes early everywhere because you know so many things could go wrong from point A to point B.

What if there isn't parking? Huh???

11. You're constantly on WebMD diagnosing whatever symptoms you have today (it's usually always cancer.)

"Hi, Mom. I'm dying."


15. And the number of times you say, "I hope my luggage makes it," is way too many to count.

Or you just try and avoid checking your bags in general.


Sure, your day may consist of a little extra thought or worry, but hey – you're you and it's how you were wired!

All jokes aside, anxiety is a legitimate mental disorder that can wreak havoc on people's lives. If you're suffering from anxiety, please speak with a mental health professional who can help you get the treatment and support you need. See a list of resources for the US here, the UK here, and Australia here.