Anxiety doesn’t care about how happy we are or what is going on in our lives. It is always there. No matter what we do, no matter where we are, and no matter who we are with, it can happen at any moment. The fear. The shaking. The images that cross our mind at lightning speed. The panic. The twirling of our hair. The need for more oxygen. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
“You should be more positive/optimistic.”
YES, anxiety is an actual illness. You can Google it if you don’t believe us.
You have thoughts about your future at least once a day, and can’t seem to calm down about what’s next for you. You feel like your life is this one giant race where you have to finish everything in time, and you put so much pressure on yourself to hit all the right marks.
We are not any less intelligent than you are. We are not any less mature or put together than you are. We are all the same, except for the fact that we can’t put a bandaid or a cast on our wounds.
You get intense hot flashes. Because the anxiety can be so intense, you sometimes will feel like every bone in your body is on fire.