- Oct 7, 2019
- United Kingdom
Hey, thank you for clicking this. Okay so I have had anxiety for nearly 6 years I cope with it well now. Well better than ever right now to be honest. But there’s one thing I can’t stop and it’s driving me insane. So it’s difficult to explain so here we go. So say I’m having a decent day then I turn on the news and something bad had happened, for example someone died, who I don’t know or anything remotely bad goes on in the world. I can’t switch off. I then have the mindset right I can’t do anything I enjoy now, so I can’t for example do a bit of online shopping and buy the thing I was going to today because that ‘something bad’ that has happened will always be a reminder when I look at that thing I bought. Or I can’t watch that tv show tonight because I feel guilty that im enjoying myself and that something bad has happened to someone. So I just sit there most of the time and I’m afraid to do anything I enjoy. I do this thing now where if someone is talking about someone dying or something bad happening I have to cover my ears or leave the room. It’s crazy. It all started worse this year for some reason. A bit of a back story, I’m 20 and a female. Also my mother had been suffering with an illness since I was 16 and still is now and it does effect my life I guess, my anxiety got worse when that happened and when I was doing my a levels. if that helps. Pls help me!! I’m going crazy. I’m pretty rational but this is driving me insane.