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A day in the life of a person with anxiety

A day in the life of a person with anxiety

Hello everyone, welcome back to a new post. 😃

As you all know, I absolutely love talking about mental health, it’s one of my favourite things to do. So today I’d like to tell you a bit about my personal story and my relationship with this monster that I call anxiety. So today I bring to all of you: what’s it like to live a day in the life of an anxious person?

From what I recall, I wasn’t always so nervous and anxious. I actually used to be a quite relaxed and easy-going individual. It all changed in college with kids that made me feel like I wasn’t good enough, and that really affected my self-esteem (it still does up to the present date). However I was still able to live a normal life and I used to be quite confident too, but then Covid happened and it’s like something changed in me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a bubbly, funny person but deep down I’m really insecure and always self-doubting every move I make, even for things I used to do in the past and knew I was good at, but now I just think I’m not really able to execute something properly. This affected my university life a lot this year. Living with anxiety is living a life always on edge, always nervous, and especially ALWAYS OVERTHINKING. 

Ohh overthinking, I wish I wasn’t so familiar with that word. I actually think it’s one of the worst parts of my anxiety. My brain is literally always active and running, always thinking about multiple scenarios and settings. Isn’t it a shame that most times when we overthink about something it’s almost always about something negative? Why can’t we just think about positive things, positive scenarios? Dunno, just attract positivity! 

Covid messed with my mental health as I know it did for many of you, but even in bad times I’d like to remind you that everything is temporary, even the bad things, so we won’t always feel this bad. And hey, remember at least now we are getting back a sense of normality and are finally able to do some of the things we used to do before this diabolical pandemic, so remember there’s always a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel even during our darkest times. ⭐️

Be strong and remember you’re not alone!

Here’s a song I absolutely love and can relate to 100% ☺️

Alex x

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