What Anxiety Is Like

Anxiety is like you’re constantly getting closer to the top of a roller coaster,

but you never feel the rush of going down.


Anxiety is like being nervous about a big test or an interview or a speech,

but the feeling never goes away after it’s over.


Anxiety is like having an absolutely normal day with nothing to worry about,

but constantly feeling like something is wrong.


Anxiety is like running through a dark forest to get away from something,

but you never see what is chasing you.


Anxiety is feeling like you forgot something when you have everything,

but you continue to worry.


Anxiety is feeling your stomach drop when you miss a step on a staircase,

but you never regain your footing.


Anxiety is feeling like every hair on the back of your neck is standing up,

but there is nothing around to frighten you.


Anxiety is feeling like everything is always out of your control,

but everything is actually fine.


Anxiety is asking your significant other if they love you, are they sure, for the millionth time,

49 thoughts on “What Anxiety Is Like

  1. I’m struggling with anxiety and depression at the moment…. and this was an amazing post. Thank you for creating this. You captured the feelings perfectly 🙂

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  2. I saw I think my favourite ever description of anxiety on Twitter earlier this week.

    ANXIETY: “Aren’t you, like… worried?”

    ME: “About what?”

    ANXIETY: “I don’t know”

    ME: “Oh my God, you’re right, thanks for reminding me!”

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  3. – let’s try commenting on this again not on mobile (no i have not tried to comment on this three times… pfffft) – This was so relatable and on point. Anxiety sucks and you constantly feel like you’re drowning, sometimes worse than others – and its even worse when depression is mixed in. Such a wonderful post!

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  4. Sometimes my anxiety says “Hey, you need to worry about everything.” And then I do, unless my depression is around to say “Nothing matters, so why are you worrying?” And then I don’t feel better at all.

    That was a great expression of anxiety you created. I wish nobody had to feel this way.

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  5. I’m literally always anxious about everything, it sucks, especially when people can’t seem to comprehend while you feel that way. 😦

    If you have the time, you can also read my own struggles with anxiety: https://ayeshaquadri.wordpress.com/2019/03/04/my-own-anxiety-story/

    I also wanted to ask you if you had any tips or advice for new bloggers? I’m very new to the whole blogging scene and any help I can get will help lessen the anxiety I have about it.

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    1. I can totally relate Ayesha! I would love to read your story! It looks like your site is marked private though so I can’t read it yet. 😦

      As for tips, I highly recommend joining blog facebook groups! People are super helpful and can answer most of your questions (especially about beginner stuff). Also, write, write, write! It helps to really spend the time to write several posts (even if they stay in your drafts folder) to help find your “voice.” I hope that helps. ❤

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      1. Hi Megan! Thank you for letting me know! I had no idea that it was on private… whoops.
        And thank you so much for the advice! Honestly, I’ve kinda been avoiding facebook because I never made an account on there before and I wasn’t sure if they’d be helpful. But now that you mentioned it, I’ll definitely look into it again. Have a great day!

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  6. Sometimes the hardest part about dealing with anxiety is trying to explain it to someone who isn’t on the same level. You try to explain it but it seems completely irrational so you mark it off as just “It’s my anxiety.” Which starts to sound like an excuse. Not only did you give an excellent example, you gave multiple that are able to exactly encapsulate the feeling.

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  7. Megan.. this was incredibly helpful. I have struggled especially hard recently as my anxiety ramps up. I started to convince myself that something much worse was wrong with me (not that anxiety isn’t already terrible) but every symptom and thought process I have been worried about is one that you addressed. Thank you SO much.

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