Anxiety is one of the worst mental conditions that make you do unwanted things. Here are 11 common things you do your anxiety.
Anxiety is one of the worst mental conditions on earth. Those who suffer know how intolerable it can become. Being nervous is not the same as suffering from chronic anxiety. The latter is a psychological state that emanates from mental trauma or other negative experiences.
If you happen to harbor the major traits of anxiety disorder, you know how different the world appears to you, and how you in turn respond to external events.
Here are the 11 things you do because of your anxiety.
1. You Always Imagine The Worst Outcomes And Start Panicking
Brooding comes naturally to someone suffering from anxiety. You fear outcomes and tend to over-analyze them. To you, not being able to predict the future is not just an impossibility, but a reason of dread and acute uncertainty.
You think that things won’t turn out well. And that the world would respond to your failures in the worst ways possible. Even in social gatherings you tend to overthink and brood over embarrassing outcomes. You imagine being too drunk at the party, or people laughing at your dressing sense, when in reality everything is perfectly alright.
Even the calmest of situations can seem lurking with unwelcome possibilities, waiting to unfold in front of your eyes. You get overly anxious and throw fits of emotions in the form of panic or rage, thus making things more complicated.
2. You Run Away From Social Gatherings To Avoid Being Judged
This brings us to one of the most common anxiety traits. You tend to cancel trips, plans, social gatherings, etc. Not that you’re an introvert, but because you always have this feeling of getting judged, even by your close ones.
It is true that nowadays our society is infected with judgmental people more than ever, but that never stops us from living our lives or meeting friends, guests and relatives. However, for you, things are not that easy. The fear of getting judged has become a chronic phobia that keeps haunting you the moment you step out of your door.
Wherever you go, be it the marketplace, college, office, parties, etc you always feel those prying eyes hovering all around you and radiating judgments like heated shards. This makes your social life more and more difficult to lead with every passing day.
3. You’re Constantly Haunted By The Fear Of Getting Caught
If you’re one of those sufferers who’re adept in concealing your anxiety, then this is something you’d surely be able to relate. You see, no one likes to make a public display of their anxiety. You tend to keep it out of sight and make sure people don’t catch you suffering from any episode.
But anxiety itself is a peculiar psychological state that creates contradictions. It makes you anxious about your very effort of hiding it, thus increasing the risk of getting exposed. In the attempt to hide your anxiety, you try hard to control your body language and fake your facial expressions.
But your mind keeps prompting you to fear getting caught, thus breaking your confidence in public. No matter how much you try, the uncertainty keeps nudging you to brood more and more on what would happen if your anxiety gets leaked out in the open.
4. You Make Fewer Friends To Keep Your Anxiety At Bay
People suffering from anxiety prefer smaller friend circle. Not because they’re socially awkward or something, but because they know that more people increase the anxiety level during interactions.
When you interact with two to three people, you tend to be far less anxious than when in the presence of ten or twenty of them. Critics will argue that it doesn’t matter whether it is two or twenty when talking about friend circle, since no one is uncomfortable in front of friends and close ones, despite their number.