Anxiety Habits

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Anxiety Habits of me, Emily Grace | eroxursox. Hoping someone else can relate to this..

Anxiety is nothing but repeatedly experiencing failure in advance. – Seth Godin

  • I count to as high as 50 in the morning sometimes as I am getting out of bed to help me get up, stay calm, not think too much and not get a headache first thing in the morning. Just 1, 2, 3, 4… As I stand up and get dressed and walk to the bathroom. 18, 19, 20… 33, 34, 35…
  • When I am scared to be at the store alone I will phone someone and talk to them on headphones while walking around the store and everyone looks at me like I am on drugs cause it looks like I am talking to myself.
  • When I write an important message to someone sometimes I will have my friend, my sister and my mom read it before I send it to make sure it’s ok. And I will take their feedback and rewrite it many many times before sending it.
  • I will check my pockets at least 3 times before leaving the house to make sure I have my keys. Sometimes I have checked up to like 10 times in just 5 minutes.
  • When I am really sad or angry and am scared to react sometimes I literally won’t react. I will stand or sit there staring blankly at the wall for up to like 20 minutes just not being able to move.
  • I have to watch TV to fall asleep cause I can’t let my brain think before going to bed. My mind has to be on something else until I am passing out, then I’ll turn it off.
  • If a waitress gives me the wrong order at a restaurant, I will not say anything. I will eat it and pay for it even if I hate it because I don’t want to make her feel bad.
  • When I feel like I want to die/when I am really depressed I will hold my breathe until my head feels like it’s going to explode in the hopes that I might pass out.
  • In a very high stress situation I will start itching my palm literally until it starts to bleed. It’s the palm cause it can be more inconspicuous then other areas and if my palm does get injured I can just keep my hand closed to hide it.
  • I will never speak up in a group setting no matter what, even if I have something super amazing to say. In fear that someone may think it’s stupid. In college I would do some semi crappy group projects cause I would never help and say what I thought even when I knew it would really make it better.
  • If I do something for my mom or family that they will end up showing people I will tell them to say they did it or I won’t help because I can’t do it if people know it was done by me, even if everyone loves it.

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. -Les Brown

– Emily Grace | eroxursox

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