anxiety chronicles

‘I feel afraid of the utter lack of control I have over my own body and mind’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘I never know how exactly my anxiety will manifest’

‘The thoughts pour in before I’m able to stop them’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘Just me and my anxiety’

It’s ‘overwhelming and debilitating’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘I find it hard to function’

‘It’s like a boulder is sitting on my chest’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘I become uncomfortable in my own skin’

A ‘tourist in my own body’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘It’s like my body just gives up for a bit’

My thoughts are ‘crippling me slowly, piece by piece’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘I want to run away from my own mind’

I’m ‘under the tyranny of my mind’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘Anxiety, at its worst, short-circuits my ability to function effectively‘

‘My internal dialogue quickens beyond control’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘I get stuck in place’

‘I was shriveling away’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘I cannot simply turn the lights out and shut the door on my anxiety’