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Recognising anxiety



Feb 8, 2021
New here and Id to talk about anxiety 😕

From as young as I can remember, the first time finding out about mental health disorders and the importance of keeping our brains as healthy as our bodies, ive always thought anxiety was just "another emotion" or something that comes and goes when we are worried about something.

However, amongst growing up around smoking weed and smoking it everyday since about 16 years old, amongst trauma from ex relationships, feelings of insecurity and shyness about myself and especially this pandemic and realisation of the dying world i have found myself feeling "anxious" far too often. The anxiety overpowers any thought i may try to distract it with as ultimately its the most poignant. It has me feeling saddened and extremely alone, like being in a blacked out room with silence.

Most recently, i have recognised the impact anxiety has been having on my physical state and my reality. For example, i have always been a clean person but i find myself cleaning all the time and wont feel "settled" until the environment around me is to a good standard of cleanliness. Its a repeat routine that i cant break out of or stop worrying about. I have also found that i find it more difficult to speak to people, even people ive known all my life. I dont know what to say, fear i have nothing to contribute and self indulge in negative feelings about myself that affect the conversation and connection. I am slowly feeling that i am becoming more and more apart from myself rather than finding me. I am in my early 20s and i struggle to stick to hobbies even if i get really excited about them. I just turn my phone on and distract. I sleep a lot and worry all the time. I worry about the future, the present and myself and others. I NEVER feel 100% settled. I worry that i have no friends anymore because i cant see them and havent spoken in ages. I worry i have no personality and have no idea who i am and find it extremely difficult to motivate myself to find out. I feel stupid all the time (brain dead) and dumb.

Does anyone else share similar experiences? And how do some people combat this increasingly dreadfull feeling?

Thank you for listening and i look forward to talking to you guys :)


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Jan 18, 2021
the underworld
i think you need to talk to someone, it sound like youre experiencing pretty bad anxiety.
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