What makes me anxious …

Hey Everyone,

Sorry its been so long since I last wrote, however sometimes life just gets in the way.

So its a bank holiday weekend, who’s excited? … I am !! An extra day of work. YES PLEASE !!

So today I thought I would open up about something I don’t often talk about unless its with my closest friends or members of family.

I was diagnosed with severe anxiety when I was around 14/15 years old, (I think, I’m not certain). This is something I deal with day in, day out and some days are definitely worse than others however I have begun to learn and understand what makes me anxious and what can help when I feel like this.

I’m definitely not doing this to get attention, I would just like to share some awareness and find out if other people get anxious about some of the same things I do.

So for those of you who don’t know what anxiety is I have linked a website below that will explain anxiety and panic attacks, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support.

So what I am going to do is list everything that makes me anxious, there are quite a few but I know when I get half way through I will forget most of them anyway. So I will try my best. Some people may find this interesting but some may not. I just thought I would share my experience with anxiety.

Some people reading this may have experienced some of these, so if you have why don’t you leave a comment and let me know. If there is something not on this list that affects you let me know, I’d love to know.

  • WORK
  • Meeting new people
  • Crowded places
  • Peoples opinions (When they’re different to mine)
  • When people look at me
  • When people are laughing near by, but I don’t know what they’re laughing about
  • Asking questions
  • Interviews
  • Being told I’m not doing something well
  • Shopping (when its not online)
  • Learning something new
  • Talking on the phone (However weirdly as it is, I do this as a job)
  • Working out
  • Having to present things to people
  • Walking in a room first (this is one that affects me 24/7)
  • Asking the price for something
  • What people think of me
  • My appearance
  • Trying to make plans
  • Unknown numbers
  • Going somewhere new
  • Experiencing a panic attack when I’m with people who don’t know about my anxiety
  • Thinking I haven’t locked doors or turned something off
  • Thinking I look orange when I put foundation on
  • Going out for meals
  • Not being dressed right for a specific occasion
  • Irrational thoughts
  • Things not being in the right places
  • Forgetting things
  • Cancelling plans because of the way i feel at that time
  • Being told I’m overacting or being silly (this occurs a lot)
  • OVER ANALYZING EVERYTHING !!!!!
  • Not having hand sanitizer on me
  • Roller coasters/Theme parks/Water parks
  • When I’m ill for more than a few days
  • When people ask me what I want to do with my life
  • Getting my haircut
  • No locks on bathroom doors
  • Tests
  • Leaving voicemail’s
  • Listening back to myself on recordings
  • Choosing what to where when going out
  • Wearing wintery/black clothing in the summer

So this is just a few things that make me feel anxious. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to leave me a comment.

What I will do soon is write a few more posts about my anxiety, maybe explaining why some of these situations make me anxious and how I deal with it.

I hoped you like this post and I hope that some people can relate to this.

Anyway Thank you for reading!!!

Stay Weird .. xx

Jamie

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/anxiety-and-panic-attacks/#.V0mgFOTEdpI

Featured image – http://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/attacks

http://www.zmescience.com/research/studies/testosterone-child-anxiety-2893424/

http://www.healthyplace.com/insight/quotes/quotes-on-anxiety/

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