Lies Your Anxiety Constantly Tells You About YourselfHello loves, ❤

I don’t know about you but my anxiety LOVES to play mind games with me & this truly KILLS me! It’s so hard to think of yourself one way when your anxiety wants to you to believe the complete opposite, let me know if you experience any of the below:

1. That you’re unsafe.

Anxiety wants you to know that you are never safe no matter where you are. It wants you to believe that you are in danger at all times, and there’s no safe haven available for you.

2. That your panic attack isn’t just a panic attack.

Anxiety makes you believe that your panic attack is something that is much worse that what it actually is. It makes you think you are having a heart attack, a stroke, and that you are going to die. Anxiety shows you no mercy.

3. That you should shut yourself off from the world.

Anxiety doesn’t want you to feel fulfilled in your life. It doesn’t want you to be happy or mentally stable either, and tells you that you shouldn’t waste anyone’s precious time. Anxiety tells you that you should probably cancel those plans, because there’s no point in disappointing people (again).

4. That you are weak.

Anxiety loves to tell you that you are weak and pathetic. It likes to whisper to you every night and day that you should just stop trying, because you aren’t worth it in the first place. Anxiety makes you think that you are small and that you’re a burden to your loved ones.

5. That you don’t deserve love.

Anxiety tells you that you should just cancel the date before you make an awkward mess of yourself. Anxiety tells you that you don’t deserve love, because how could someone like type of shit show person that you are?

6. That you aren’t good enough.

Anxiety tells you that your best is terrible. It makes you want to tear yourself apart every time you make a tiny mistake, and makes you pay for what you did. Anxiety has no sympathy for your failures or lessons learned.

7. That you’re going to mess up everything good thing that you have in your life.

Anxiety frequently tells you that you’re going to ruin everything good in your life. If you’re in a loving relationship, anxiety tells you that you’re going to mess it up. If you finally got the job of your dreams, anxiety tells you to quit before you fuck up.

8. That you won’t ever get better.

Anxiety hammers into your head every day that it’s not going anywhere. It tells you that you’ll have anxiety forever and you’re a lost cause. Anxiety wants you to believe that it owns you, and that it controls everything that you do.

9. That you’re better off spending time alone.

Anxiety adores shutting down your social calendar and making you think that you don’t deserve great friendships. Anxiety is skilled at convincing you to flake all the time, even if it’s with people who you care deeply for.

10. That no one likes you, and that they are all just pretending.

Anxiety tells you that even your best friends hate you. It plagues your minds with paranoid thoughts that everyone is just pretending and they only hang out with you because they feel sorry for you.

11. That you are less of a beautiful human being because of your anxiety.

Anxiety loves to tell you that you aren’t enough. It tells you that you aren’t beautiful, or smart enough, to get the success that you want. It likes to shower you with self-hatred and self-doubt consistently throughout your day.

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

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  1. Gee, some of these even sound a lot like my mother! 🙂 I read this just when I needed it. My husband’s unemployment and the way he’s handling it are really scaring me, and last night – in between a few angry words – I found myself crying, “I’m so scared!” And that’s really the root of it. What he does is out of my control, and I’m scared. Thank you for writing this when you did.

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  2. I needed to read your posts. I’m crying right now because it’s lonely here. I spent the entire weekend alone. Anxiety is like a toxic friend that refuses to leave. I hate my social anxiety and yet staying inside makes me depressed. It’s truly a viscous cycle. If I could dump anxiety for good, I would, but I don’t know how.

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    1. You’re so sweet Hilary ❤

      Please don't cry – There is a difference to feeling alone compared to feeling lonely ❤

      You are not alone – You have all your loved ones in your life as well as your WordPress support network 🙂

      Anxiety is toxic, I couldn't agree with you more 😦

      What are your hobbies?

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      1. I couldn’t help but cry. It’s just one of those depressing nights. I spent the entire weekend by myself. As for loved ones, I don’t have siblings and parents live across the country. It’s just my mother and husband who I call on a regular basis. The in laws have very little to do with me.

        Hmm… hobbies include blogging, listening to self-help podcasts, reading, and walks when it’s not too hot outside. School just started last week so I’ve got that beast to deal with too. For me, depression comes in waves. Some days are good, some days are bad.

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      2. I am so sorry you feel this way – I am always here for you ❤

        I understand – My depression & anxiety comes in waves also. When its bad, its a nightmare! So I get where you're coming from.

        Maybe focus on blogging for a week straight your healthy eating habits, or your fitness routine or buy a Fitbit & go for walks & blog about your step intake.

        Blogging takes me to another place, it makes me feel less alone & when I have blogs in mind, it keeps me busy bc I am writing them, creating their feature photo etc.

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      3. I actually have a Fitbit but don’t use it because it’s not part of the school’s policy to wear them with our scrubs. Same reason I don’t wear my wedding ring anymore.

        Thank you Anita ❤️ that means a lot to me. I don’t take medications for my depression and I treat it naturally with remedies. Aroma therapy helps, but my diffuser is broken. Right now I have a roll-on peppermint essential oil stick that I cannot live without.

        As for blogging, I am doing a 7-day challenge which requires me to blog daily for a week similar to writing in a diary. I got the idea from a podcast I was listening to and thought I could blog about it. It’s nothing too crazy – I wanted to pinpoint specific areas that need work such as practicing gratitude and getting more exercise. Right now I’m failing in the social category lol. I published Day 3 of 7 a couple hours ago so if you have a minute, I recommend checking it out!

        You’re one of my favorite bloggers and I truly mean that. ❤️ What you are doing is working so keep doing it! Blogging is my outlet too, but I only started writing more often as a way to deal with stress. It’s my alternative to social media.

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      4. I have a fitbit! We could be Fitbit friends ❤
        Do you wear it on the weekend?
        NO WEDDING RING? Thats so sad.
        Can I ask what sort of school this is?

        I am happy to hear you are experiencing life naturally – I too don't take medication 🙂 Peppermint oil is AMAZING! And, lavender 🙂 try roll on lavender. I have lavender spray for my bed 🙂

        I am happy you are keeping yourself busy w/ the challenge 🙂 It keeps your mind busy ❤

        You are truly the kindest soul ❤ You're are so so so sweet – That is truly motivating for me to hear that 🙂

        You keep up the good work!

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      5. I keep my wedding ring in a jewelry box. I’m in nursing school and their rules here are ridiculous. Even the clinical instructor complains about it. That is a good idea – Fitbit friends! They have a Fitbit community on the app! 🙂

        I’m happy to learn that you don’t take medications either. I worked as a pharmacy assistant and it just felt wrong and unfulfilling. I studied nutraceutical sciences and preferred it over pharmacology. Lavender-anything is good ❤️ very therapeutic indeed! I have eucalyptus-spearmint spray for my bed. We share a lot in common 😇

        Thank you so much, Anita 💕 My blog may only be a baby but you’ve inspired me to become a better blogger ☺️ there is always something to learn in the blogging world.

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      6. Nice that you keep your wedding ring close to you 🙂 thats crazy – So many rules! Woohoo, fitbit friends – I’ll reply to your email & talk about it there.

        I respect what others do & if medication works for you then you take that however, I didn’t want to rely on medication to try make me happy if that makes sense.

        Lavender is LIFE!

        You are more then welcome – You’re a good soul 🙂 And, too, I am learning each day about blogging but I always stay true to myself I want my bloggers to know the real me ❤

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