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Things anxiety "makes" you do

jajingna

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When anxious, do you do some bad habits? If it's social anxiety, do you avoid people? Or do you drink to alleviate your anxiety?

Does the anxiety actually cause such behaviors? Or are they just a habit? They seem to do the job short-term but certainly do not fix your anxiety issue. Maybe they just make it worse.

Just curious, what sort of things does your anxiety "force" you to do?
 
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Avoid people. Make up stories on the spot because I don't know what else to say and am unsure about being honest even if I do know.
 
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Where do I start? 😩

My anxiety makes me overthink, overanalyse, look into things way too much that most “normal” people wouldn’t think twice about.

I check my messages on social medias almost every minute sometimes to see if that girl I like has replied or not and when she hasn’t, I go into full on panic mode.

I find it hard to rationalise, instead I jump to conclusions. The worst kind of conclusions that aren’t realistic.

I tend to avoid certain people, avoid certain activities, and feel guilty over things I shouldn’t feel guilty about.

I could go on and on...
 
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Where do I start? 😩

My anxiety makes me overthink, overanalyse, look into things way too much that most “normal” people wouldn’t think twice about.

I check my messages on social medias almost every minute sometimes to see if that girl I like has replied or not and when she hasn’t, I go into full on panic mode.

I find it hard to rationalise, instead I jump to conclusions. The worst kind of conclusions that aren’t realistic.

I tend to avoid certain people, avoid certain activities, and feel guilty over things I shouldn’t feel guilty about.

I could go on and on...
Ditto to all above I'm an avoider ( new word🤔) expert
 
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I'm an avoider too. Sometimes I get a slight attitude with people...that makes me feel horrible. Holding back simple information, giving short responses, sometimes just feeling like I can't speak at all.
 
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I overthink everything I even overthink about overthinking sometimes
 
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Sugaree

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Pace around,over react to everything,eventually cry out of frustration. I can’t make a simple decision like what to eat for lunch. Ugh it’s awful :unsure:
 
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I tend to act or overact when I have high anxiety. I think I'm normally a little anxious anyway. My son is very laid back. Sometimes I drive him crazy.
 
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I cant make a choice to save my life. No matter how important or not i will sit there not choosing and freaking out inside. I also avoid people.
 
HLon99

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Mostly just constantly worry about the future and sometimes lose sleep. I used to smoke cigarettes a lot as well, but quit this month.
 
HLon99

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Thats good, I stopped smoking a few years ago. I hope you can keep it up.
I'm on nicotine patches, to help ease my transition. I've tried cutting down gradually, cold turkey and nicotine gum, but this is the only thing that has seemed to work so far. I haven't smoked in almost 4 weeks and hopefully, I can finish the step down programme by May.
 
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Good (y)

The first time I did it cold turkey but started again. Now I did it with pills from the doctor and I have not smokes since. You got this.
 
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