5 Struggles Only People With Anxiety Will Understand


As I've mentioned in recent posts, my mental health is a touchy subject recently, so in an effort to cheer myself up and bring a little bit of light to my anxiety I've decided to write another struggles post - woo! Yes, today I'll be writing all about the struggles us lovely people with anxiety have to face! Since I've definitely got some stories to share when it comes to these struggles and I'm sure a few of you our there can relate. I really hope you all enjoyed my last struggles post where I shared some struggles all bloggers understand, I'm hoping that this post is just as relatable especially for those of you out there who also have anxiety - because even though I know anxiety isn't great at least we can laugh together right? Let me know if you can relate to any of these struggles and feel free to share your own struggles in the comments below. Oh also, can we just appreciate my adorable mug! My best chummy gifted it to me to cheer me up and it definitely worked, haha!

''JUST STOP WORRYING ABOUT IT.'' // I've heard this one a fair few times as I'm sure you have too! I suppose I've met a lot of people who just don't really get what anxiety means and they can't seem to understand that it's not like a switch you can just turn off and on. Like, I've been in a situation where I've been really nervous and anxious about something and people have told me to just not worry about it and just try and forget about it but unfortunately for us it isn't really that easy - wouldn't that be amazing! How annoying is it when people say this though?! It almost makes you feel more worried because now you're worried that they're judging you for being worried - it's easier for them to stay out and not say anything at all sometimes, haha! Trust me, if we could we would stop worrying about things in an instant! 

SLEEPLESS NIGHTS // A lot of times when I go to sleep I dread waking up in the middle of the night because that's just a one way ticket to a sleepless night for me! I don't know what it is about waking up in the middle of the night but it instantly sets my brain off into a crazy wheel of anxiety and I can't switch it off! Even things that I can sweep under the carpet during the day come out and haunt me and I can sometimes get really worked up with thinking about past conversations and future plans and gah! I'm sure many of you have experienced this too - the best advice I can give is listen to a podcast when this happens, it's the best way to shut your brain up! (I like to listen to Jenna and Julien's, Shane Dawson's or Grace Helbig's podcasts! They're all on soundcloud, you should check them out!)

PEOPLE USE THE PHRASE 'PANIC ATTACK' SO LOOSELY // I feel like nowadays people use the phrases 'I'm going to have a panic attack/I'm having a panic attack' really really loosely.. and it kind of does my head in! Especially as someone who has suffered with panic attacks in the past it actually gets me pretty heated when I hear people say these phrases and I know for a fact they don't mean a full blow panic attack, usually all they mean is that they're freaking out a bit. Am I the only one who get's annoyed at this?!

SOMETIMES EVEN YOU KNOW YOU'RE BEING  A LITTLE BIT UNREASONABLE // I get really anxious over the smallest things sometimes, like literally going to the University Library by myself or having to phone the bank and I must admit a lot of the time I can take a step back and see that I'm being completely unreasonable but there's nothing I can do about it! I feel like that's one of the worst parts about anxiety, you know yourself that you're being pretty silly with the things you're worried about, but it's just your brain and that's just the way it works! 

YOU CAN NEVER BE LATE OR EARLY // This one can probably go both ways since I know a few anxious people who don't like to be early but I'm definitely one of the people who can't turn up late! I constantly turn up early to EVERYTHING and I don't just mean a few minutes early, I'm talking 10-20 minutes early, which is super annoying because then I have to wait! I also give myself so much extra time to get ready to go anywhere and I end up waiting around for everyone else to be ready! Don't even get me started on when I'm running late too I just turn into one giant ball of anxiety, haha!
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  1. Thanks for sharing this post with us. I have the exact same thing where I have to turn up to places super early! You think it's a great idea until you have to wait for ages and think WHY DO I DO THIS?! Hope you feel better soon lovely xx

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    1. YES!! Could not agree more, it's a nightmare! Glad you can relate though, haha! :) x

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  2. I relate to this so much! Especially when people say "just stop worrying about it!" as if saying that's gonna cure me straight away?! If only it was that easy haha! I also always think to myself how irrational my fears are, but it literally doesn't help! It's so annoying because I know what I'm worrying about is totally stupid and unnecessary but I still can't help it! It's so nice to know there's other people who think the same way as you do x
    - Clare | stereo-clare.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely agree with you there 'stop worrying about it!' has to be one of the most annoying things I've heard someone say, haha! It's definitely nice to know that people think the same way, glad this helped lovely! x

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  3. My anxiety is mostly social based, but I can definitely relate to these points! I'm tired of people telling me not to worry about things x

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    1. It's the most annoying thing, isn't it!! x

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  4. Definitely agree with you on the 'don't worry about it' front. How am I meant to just 'stop' worrying about it? If I could do that, I wouldn't have anxiety! Very frustrating to hear. Great that you've posted this - I think it's fantastic that more and more people are speaking out about mental health!
    Lucy xoxo
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    1. Awh I'm so glad you think so, I definitely agree - love reading posts like this so that I can see that I'm not alone with my weird thoughts, haha! :) x

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  5. I can relate to this post so much. I think anxiety in general has been tossed around loosely a lot these past few years, and 'panic attacks' have been more frequent. I suffer from anxiety moderately, but something as small like waking up in the middle of the night (as you) can really set me off. I think ive just learnt to cope with it pretty well, but sometimes it can catch me out of the blue and the feeling of losing control is awful. I suffered quite badly with it a few months ago, every night before bed I would just dread everything, I can't remember how or when it passed, but it was horrible.
    Ill definitly put some podcasts on my phone for the next time im feeling that way, thanks for the tip lovely. x

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    1. Definitely - I feel like everyone who's slightly stressed or worried thinks that they have anxiety nowadays, it's mad! Completely agree with you there, mine always catches me out of the blue too, glad you found this helpful though lovely! :) x

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  6. I relate to all of these so much! I hate being late for things and would just rather not turn up if I was going to be late, its so frustrating sometimes! x

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  7. This post is spot on, I can relate to all of the points mentioned. Sleepless nights is a common thing for me, it gets really frustrating. Don't even get me started on being late, I get really anxious when I'm running late. I'd rather be an hour early than being late.

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