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    20 Things That Are Peak Anxiety Culture™

    "r u mad at me lol"

    1. Saying "No worries!"

    2. Flaking on plans last-minute.

    3. Loving coffee, but hating that it makes you even MORE anxious!!!!!!

    me (not caffeinated): anxious me (caffeinated): anxious, but faster

    4. Getting to third base. 😏

    3rd base is when they see you having an anxiety attack

    5. Texting people "r u mad at me lol."

    [meeting god at the pearly gates] r u mad at me lol

    6. Hurting your own feelings.

    7. Being ~ANXIOUSLY~ early to everything.

    8. Not wanting to do anything ever, and only doing things out of fear of being forgotten!!!!!!!!!!

    My anxiety: stay home, don’t go Also my anxiety: omg if you keep not going they’ll stop inviting you!!!!

    9. Seeing someone special. 💖

    10. Jumping to conclusions because why the hell not!!!!!!!!


    when ur personality is just self deprecating humor+sarcasm&u have no idea how 2 actually express ur feelings anymore

    12. Overthinking EVERY possibility. 💁

    13. Self-diagnosing various life-threatening diseases!!!

    Me: Goodnight. Brain: Pssst. Me: What? Brain: What disease do you think we have?

    14. Self-Sabotage™.

    15. Getting ~dragged~ by your therapist!!!!!!

    when the therapist says “you wanna know what I think?” and you know youre about to get read for filth

    16. Wanting to solve everybody's problems but your own. :///

    17. Not responding to texts because it's quite honestly too much stress!!!!!

    friend: *texts me* my brain: don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it me: *doesn’t say it, forgets to reply for three weeks*

    18. Having at least one anti-anxiety app on your phone.

    19. Remembering NEW random things to worry about!!!

    sometimes i get really concerned about things very suddenly like i’ll be chillin then all the sudden be like “o shit where’s my birth certificate”

    20. And FINALLY, not even being sure what you're worried about, but trust me, you are WORRIED.

    anxiety: aren’t you like...worried? me: about what? anxiety: idk. me: oh my god you’re right

    If some of the things in this list were familiar, you might want to look into ways to take care of yourself. SO, here are some quick resources:

    Maybe you want to learn more about starting therapy, since pretty much everyone can benefit from talking to a professional.

    You can learn more about anxiety disorders here.

    Here are little ways to be less anxious in general and here are some self-care tips.

    And if you need to talk to someone immediately, the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. A list of international suicide hotlines can be found here.