You are not alone.
“That’s such an irrational thing to worry about.” “Everything is fine, stop freaking out.” or “You have to know that is not going to happen.”
If you struggle with anxiety and have tried to vent to friends or relatives I’m sure you’ve heard these responses before.
I get that the stuff I worry about makes no sense, or isn’t anything I can control, or is something I will never know for sure. My rational brain completely understands that. But, unfortunately my the part of my brain that gives my awesome anxiety doesn’t give a shit what my rational brain thinks or knows. It says “But what if it’s not an irrational fear?” But what if everything isn’t fine?” “But what if it does happen?!”
I have struggled with anxiety on and off since I was young, and I want you to know you aren’t alone! Millions of other people feel the same way, and think the same thoughts. Even if others don’t understand why you think the way you do, or even poke fun at you for it, I get it. I and tons of others know what you go through at night when you can’t sleep. What you think when you have to meet new people, or go somewhere by yourself.
Keep your head high and know that you are not alone. And look at these cool things I found on the internet.