Anxiety is intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations.That is the text book definition but let me tell you what anxiety is to me.
Anxiety is the mild panic when I am parked facing away from the school bus stop because somehow I convince myself we are going to miss the huge yellow loud bus pull up behind us. I constantly look behind me because the mirrors aren’t good enough. Somehow I’m not going to see the bus in the mirrors.
Anxiety is the panic attack because you left your 12 year old in the car while you ran in the store. You come up with an entire scenario of how she’s going to be gone when you get back.
Anxiety is talking yourself into believing something bad is going to happen while you’re asleep so you have to turn your phone on loud or else you’ll be up all night worrying that you feel your phone vibrate.
Anxiety is having to check your phone as soon as it dings or else you’ll be stressed the entire time.
Anxiety is talking yourself out of any social interaction.
Anxiety is not approaching a person because you’ve already come up with your own way the conversation is going to go.
Anxiety is keeping emotions bottled up because you feel as if no one cares so it honestly makes you scared to say anything and hear their reaction.
Anxiety is not going after dreams because “I can’t”.
These are things I go through personally suffering from anxiety. Feel free to leave comments of your “anxiety is”. I will add it to my blog with a shoutout!
Anxiety is thinking everybody hates you, doing things so much for others to make them happy that you can’t even think about yourself anymore, over thinking causing yourself to think negatively or panic….—Beth ♥️