Having Anxiety Doesn’t Mean I’m Happier Alone

Having anxiety doesn’t mean it’s impossible for me to have fun, to let loose, to be a good friend. Having anxiety doesn’t mean I want to...

What Happens When Your Anxiety Tethers You To The House

When your anxiety keeps you tethered to the house, you worry you’re missing out on something. You worry you’re wasting away your youth. You worry you’re...

You Don’t Have To Stay Single Just Because You Have Anxiety

You’re not unlovable. You’re not unlikable. You’re not incapable of forming genuine human connections. You might have a hard time socializing and meeting new people and feeling...

6 Lies Girls With Anxiety Tell Their Boyfriends 

I’m worried my anxiety is going to push people away. I’m worried it’s going to make me come across as a boring, bland, insecure person. Now that...

30 Stupidly Simple Things My Anxiety Makes More Difficult Than It Needs To Be

1. Instead of answering the door when someone knocks, I duck under windows. 2. Instead of answering the phone, I let it go to voicemail. 3. Instead of...

Inspiring Words From Celebrities Who Suffer From Anxiety 

If you’re suffering from anxiety, you’re not alone. There are a surprising amount of people who are experiencing the same things as you — even celebrities...

My Anxiety Hurts The People I Love The Most

When I cancel plans at the last second because my anxiety makes it too hard for me to get dressed and get out of the house,...

Anxiety Is About So Much More Than Not Wanting To Answer The Phone 

People only seem to understand my anxiety when it’s linked to something negative. They understand why it might be difficult for me to make a phone...

When You’re The Girl Who Overthinks

When you’re the girl who overthinks, everything becomes more complex. You analyze every little detail — every text, every glance, every change in demeanor. Like a...

My Anxiety Ruins Friendships  | Thought Catalog

I grow anxious during every pause in conversation. I accidentally end up cutting people off because I assume they’re finished with their thought when they’re only...

When Anxiety Makes You Feel Like You Are In Danger Every Day Of Your...

It’s as if all the horrific worst-case scenarios flashing through your brain were actually happening. “Picture a place where you felt safe and secure.” I sat on the...

Anxiety Makes Me Feel Like A Spoiled Brat

I keep thinking about a stand-up routine Michael Che performed. He talks about depression, calling it “the most privileged disease you could ever have” because it...

7 Things To Do When It All Gets To Be A Bit Too Much

1. Anxiety Cardio. Admittedly, I copied the term from Caroline Calloway who I’m skeptical of but I really like her apartment and feel some empathy for...

When You Have Anxiety, These 50 Things Make Your Heart Race Fast AF

When you have anxiety like these people from Ask Reddit, seemingly small things can upset you. 1. When I’m in the drive-thru and something goes wrong with...

When You Have Anxiety, You Get Used To Telling Lies

“It’s not a big deal.” When someone apologizes for taking so long to text you back, you pretend it’s not a big deal, even though you spend...

Some Days, You Should Actually Let Your Anxiety Win

Most days, you should push passed your anxiety. You should venture outside of your comfort zone. You should say screw you to your insecurities. You should take...

The Aftermath Of Breaking Up With Someone Who Has Anxiety

I fell to my knees in a dark and empty house, watching him leave. Failing to understand how we even got there. Failing to understand why...

Canceling Plans Doesn’t Cure My Anxiety

An invitation out isn’t always good news for me. When my anxiety acts up, I get worried about driving to meet up with friends. I get...

7 Stupid Little Things That Suck About Suffering From Anxiety

There are a million things that suck about having anxiety. Aside from the obvious, here are some of the (seemingly) small things that bother me most...

Life Sucks When You Are Too Anxious To Socialize

When you are too anxious to socialize, you sit around waiting for a text message to come through your screen because you are too nervous to...

When You Have Anxiety, Five-Minute Tasks Take Twenty Minutes

When you have anxiety, five-minute tasks take twenty minutes. Simple chores deplete all of your energy for the day. When you have anxiety, you have a bad...

In 2019, I Am Not Letting My Anxiety Win

I don’t want to be the quiet girl anymore. The shy girl. The boring girl. I don’t want to get overlooked while writing party invitations and...

50 Surprisingly Simple Coping Mechanisms To Chase Away Anxiety 

If anxiety has been driving you crazy, try these coping tips from Ask Reddit. 1. A weighted blanket has done wonders for me. It feels like a...