Anxiety. You’re Not Alone!

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.

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15 thoughts on “Anxiety. You’re Not Alone!

  1. Hello! I just read your post and thought I would leave a comment. I also suffer from Anxiety, and it is comforting to know there are so many other people in the same or similar positions as me and that even though there might not be the right medical or referred support from GPs, blogging can really help boost your self esteem and you get to meet lovely people who are positive and understanding! Thanks for sharing the pictures – they are pretty cool! 😉

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    1. So glad you commented. I still need to know others are out there too 🙂 Blogging has definitely helped ease my anxiety and I have been lucky to have people like you reach out and tell me that you enjoyed the things I’ve written. Go positive vibes!

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  2. I completely get the whole ‘Everything’s okay’ line. Nobody seems to get that I’m freaking out about the irrational things in my life, and that makes not okay, in any way.

    Brilliant post!

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  3. I’m 57 and I still wake up at times screaming. If I tell most people that, they say real helpful stuff like, “That’s crazy’. I make real intelligent replies like, “No shit”. Is it any wonder I’m not getting any better. Lol.

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    1. I completely understand! I had night terrors constantly from 8ish through the end of my teens. Physical paralyzing and emotionally crippling. My mom told me I was crazy too. The mind is a cruel little bastard. Thankfully they subsided and I only have one or two a year now. I have a bed time mantra of “you are fine” “this is fine” “you are not in a horror movie” haha. I still have to get up a couple of times and check the house though. You aren’t crazy. I hope you feel better soon! Thank you for commenting. It means a lot to know that other people struggle too. We can get through this!

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  4. I’m so glad to see a post like this in my feed. I just wanted to leave a comment and let you know I too suffer from anxiety. sometimes, my attacks can be so severe they feel like a heart attack. Why? because of stress, and worry, and a millions of thoughts racing through my mind. It doesn’t help when the responses from others are “It’s all in your head.” or “You need to calm yourself down.” its very hard to be having an attack and have others around you being insensitive about it as well because it ALWAYS makes it worse. I appreciate this post because now I know there is someone out there struggling with this too. Thanks!

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    1. I have had 2 ER visits due to attacks that made me feel like I was having a heart attack. Severe chest pain, dotted vision, dizziness, actual loss of vision, and just a general overwhelming feeling I was going to die. Sooooo fun. The people in the ER just kept telling me to calm down (which was super helpful) I understood I wasn’t in any real danger after they explained it to me, but obviously that doesn’t stop the feeling of imminent death I was full of.
      Anxiety is hard to explain to others. It seems it’s even harder for them to understand it. Keep you head up and know that I am right there with yah. It’s not all in your head. It is a real feeling that causes real pain. I hope one day more people will be able to grasp that. That you for your comment. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one too 🙂

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  5. Thank God for blogging. Ironically, I’m a very social person with social anxiety. I’ve learned over the years to hide it very well, while inside I felt like I was going to explode. I think the reason we feel so alone sometimes is that we do try to hide it from others. That’s where the beauty of blogging comes in. We feel safer exposing ourselves in here. Thank you for sharing this with us fellow anxiety sufferers.

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  6. The mind is such a powerful thing. The pic on “Letting go of Emotional suffering” is very good. I actually found myself doing these things when I have anxiety attacks. Having a key phrase to remind yourself that “nothing has ever happened” during these attacks always helps me.

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