About 40 million adults aged 18 and older suffer from anxiety in the US, making it the most common mental disorder in the region. It develops from a complex set of factors that include genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events. It’s more than just feeling nervous to speak at a public event. It’s a mental disorder characterized by excessive worry or fear strong enough to interfere with daily life. With that, many don’t realize things a person does because of their anxiety. This is a list of 13 of those things.
Number 1: You disappear without notice. Anxiety can hit you anywhere, whether it’s at the grocery store, a party or at work. You just need 15 minutes alone to recollect yourself. People who don’t understand anxiety may see this as rude or weird, but it’s something that you really need. Number 2: You freak out over the time it takes someone to respond to your text. Anxiety blows a lot of things out of proportion whether you send a text to your mom or that special someone when they take a while to respond you begin to wonder if what you said was a little too weird, too rude or if you’re annoying them. Why are they taking forever? Was it something I said? Number 3: You over check things. Teachers have always told you to double check your homework before turning it in but what if you check it too much, too much to the point of never turning it in.
Your anxiety makes you a perfectionist. Whether it’s homework or checking to see if the door is locked you check and recheck things multiple times. Sometimes you know something is perfect but your anxiety won’t let you relax unless it’s checked one more time… or two. Number 4: You don’t go to parties. It’s not that you’re antisocial, you actually do want to go to the party. Whether it’s worrying about the big crowd or loud music all you want to do is have a good time like everyone else but you know your anxiety won’t let you because of that you skip the party all together. Number 5: You let opportunities pass you by. As a perfectionist you often think you’re not good enough for opportunities presented to you. You become afraid of failing and making a fool of yourself because of this you convince yourself to not take the opportunity, at all.
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Designed to help you achieve your goals. It will include an intention of the day, exciting challenges that help you set up your day for success, powerful yet simple exercises, inspiring quotes, meditations and affirmations. And, most importantly you’ll be able to connect with a community of like minded people who just like you want to stretch their minds and push towards braver action. Very cool stuff designed for you to exercise that brave muscle and achieve your goals. What could you do in just 30 days with 5 minutes per day? So if that’s something you’re interested in make sure you sign up. All right, back to the list. Number 6: Certain dates give you anxiety. People with anxiety tend to remember the exact date of traumatic events. When the date arrives those emotions once again surface making it very difficult to get on with your day to day routine. Number 7: You hold on to your phone too much. Sometimes it’s hard for you to just sit and wait. It makes you uneasy to see people busy with something while you’re just sitting there as a result you need to have your phone or something to fidget with.
Number 8: You don’t make new friends. It may seem like you don’t want to make new friends but you actually worry too much about the kind of impression you’re making on people. Afraid, you convince yourself that making no impression is better than making a bad one. As a result, you end up keeping to yourself even though you really want to meet new people. Number 9: You dread going to school/work even though you’ve done it a million times before. Unfortunately anxiety doesn’t care about how many times you’ve done your day to day routine It hits when it wants to hit. Before going to work you may feel your heart race, have sweaty palms and feel jittery. Number 10: You’re clingy in relationships. You really care about your partner and due to that you may ask too many questions or send too many texts because you want to know how they are.
This may come off as clingy but your intentions aren’t bad. You’re just a little overprotective because of your anxiety. Number 11: You cancel plans. Making plans is tough because in the moment of making a plan you’re confident and ready to take on the world. When the date finally rolls around anxiety can all of a sudden hit and you have to cancel. Sometimes you even have to cancel the plans you made in the first place. Number 12: You rehearse what you’re going to say before making a phone call. You prep and rehearse everything you’re going to say before making a phone call because you’re afraid of making a mistake or forgetting what you had to say. Now this is great for phone interviews but it’s exhausting when all you want to do is ask customer service a question or talk to a friend. Number 13: When you ask someone to be alone you’re not asking them to leave forever. Sometimes you need a break from people in order to calm yourself down. When you take that break people who don’t understand anxiety tend to think you’re either upset with them or that you don’t like them.
It’s hard for you to keep friends because of this. You do need your alone time but you’re not asking to be left alone forever. That’s the end of the video. If you have anxiety we at Psych2Go would like to know your thoughts on the list and if we missed anything. Leave that in the comments below and hit that like button. Don’t forget to check out #30daysofbrave to help you beat your anxiety. We’ll see you guys next time. .
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