People, sometimes I have no idea how to think. It’s like a curse. I’m aware of it, or at least a part of me knows. But I believe I can speak for everyone with anxiety: it’s gotta be hard to be close to us. I don’t want to fill my head with worries, because I know there won’t be room for anything else. This is something I work on constantly. I try my best to be the best version of myself, but times there is this terrifying and crippling anxiety that holds me back. Which is the thought that something is holding me back.
Here are 5 things I want to share that people with anxiety don’t know how to tell our friends and family.
It doesn’t define us.
To some who may have anxiety, it may be a part of us. But so are our passions, our quirks, our personalities. Anxiety is one of numerous parts of us. We still appreciate food, love, art, sunny days, and rainy days.
Can’t turn it off. I wish.
I don’t want to focus on the negatives, or what could go wrong. I don’t want to bring down to mood. There’s no way I’m trying to get attention.
Never try to talk to us about our emotions.
Never tell someone with anxiety that our worries don’t exist, or we can get over it if we just stop thinking about it. All that make’s us feel like, is that we’re broken. Trying to relieve us of our fear or sadness might be a good idea, but there’s a fine line, to try to combat that irrational part of us that us constantly afraid.
We’re aware of our fears aren’t rational, but we can’t shake off the part that doesn’t
It can be so embarrassing, when it really isn’t, we know how ridiculous it sounds, when said aloud. But that’s the part that always reminds us with anxiety, “What if this time, my worries are correct?”
We’re grateful for what we have – and for you.
Believe it or not, many of us are pretty optimistic between anxiety spurts. We do love our life, and are grateful for what we have, especially for our loved ones. We don’t mean to focus on the negatives, but we can’t help it. My closest love ones, are the ones who try their hardest to understand, who knows us in and out and still willing to stay.