anxiety chronicles

‘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’

It feels like ‘drowning on dry land’: This is how I experience anxiety

Anxiety does not have one ‘look’

In the back of my mind, I’m ‘scared all the time’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘In my dreams, my anxiety haunts me’

‘When I have a panic attack, I feel like I’m literally dying’: This is how I experience anxiety

There’s not always a logical ‘reason’ for it

‘Constant knots and an uneasiness in my stomach’: This is how I experience anxiety

Most people would have no idea when I’m experiencing anxiety