I don’t know about you, but I have had the occasional person as me what it is like to have anxiety. There is just one sentence that I think sums it up without sounding too dark. Having anxiety is when you care way too much about everything.
It is when you know you shouldn’t stress about it but you can’t help it. It’s having that person in your life that never changes so you say don’t care anymore, you won’t help anymore but at the end of the day you do anyway so you can give your mind just a little bit of peace. Even though it never comes because there is always something to stress over.
It is staying up all night no matter how tired you are, because your mind won’t stop running. Have any of you ever seen the show scrubs? Having anxiety is like the inner monologue that J.D. constantly has. Except instead of the nice, carefree voice of J.D. where he has all of these nice little fantasies that make the audience giggle, you are given all of the insecurities. The dark matter. Having anxiety is like having Dr. Cox constantly in your head providing your monologue. Or, well he is kind of a mean ass on the show. So just imagine having that as a monologue in your head. 24/7. Never ending.
Having anxiety is a struggle. Your emotions are on your sleeves but not everyone understands. So we should keep discussing the battles of mental illness. Share, talk, tweet. Get the word out so we can #BreakTheStigma