If you have anxiety, you will likely be able to relate to this post so hard.
If you don’t, buckle yourself in because from the outside looking in this post will take you on quite a wild ride!
The mind of an anxious person is an interesting, albeit terrifying place. I know that when I’m feeling anxiety I sometimes have thoughts that have no basis in reality whatsoever. But in the moment, they feel so real.
Thankfully when the feeling passes, I am able to distinguish between reality and what my anxiety wanted me to believe.
Okay so here we go! Things my anxiety has told me… that are complete and utter lies:
“No one likes you”
“You’re going to die with regrets”
“You’re going to die today”
“You’re going to die soon” (this one is especially ominous)
“Your whole family is going to die”
“Everyone that you love has never loved you”
“People think you’re a freak”
“Your whole life is spinning out of control”
“You can’t do anything right”
It hit me a lot harder than I thought it would writing that. It’s such garbage. At the same time, I acknowledge that it came from a place hidden deep inside of me, fueled by fear.
Sometimes having anxiety is like having a really mean person inside your head that just pops out and verbally abuses you from time to time. So even though I don’t believe any of those things to be true about me, it still is hard to deal with in the moment.
I’m not ashamed of who I am, and I’m not afraid to be vulnerable. I have anxiety and most days you would never be able to tell; other days it is incredibly difficult.
I feel like I’ve come so far just by being able to acknowledge that when I feel anxious I am going to have false thoughts, and that I don’t have to give in to the monster.
Where my anxious people at? Feel free to share any of those fun irrational thoughts in the comments below.
We’re in this together!