anxiety chronicles

‘Overwhelming guilt for no reason’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘Anxiety is not always rational, but that doesn’t mean the person is crazy or stupid’

‘It’s like being chased on a hamster wheel of impostor syndrome’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘My mind held a magnifying glass to social interactions’

‘Lights become too bright, sounds become too loud’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘Compassion goes a long, long way’

It’s ‘like a smokescreen’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘My mood turns irritable at the drop of a hat'

‘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’