anxiety chronicles

‘My brain is going a million miles a minute to try and solve a nonexistent problem’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘My brain won’t tell me what the problem is’

‘All rationality has gone out the window’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘I now know that what I fear most is failure’

‘It’s a battle with my own brain’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘It starts first thing in the morning when I open my eyes’

‘My mind will not turn off’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘It’s like comedy roast but none of it is funny’

‘Undulating waves of anger and sadness and fear’: This is how I experience anxiety

It ‘feels like I am trapped in a tank with no way out while the water rises up around my neck’

‘The most rickety roller coaster you can imagine’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘I crash — utterly exhausted, mentally, emotionally and physically’

‘I feel sheer panic, as if I’m in a life-or-death situation’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘Only now as an adult am I slowly gaining the tools to proactively manage it and not allow it to control me’

‘Serious walls of distrust’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘Anxiety is a sneaky adversary that will kneecap your spirit at the drop of a hat’

‘It feels like I’m sprinting towards a nonexistent finish line’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘I’m still trying to figure out how to best play the cards I’ve been dealt — that’s really all I can do’

‘My brain goes into panic mode’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘Once I went to the abyss that is junior high school and my hormones started raging, so did my anxiety’