Look, I don’t want to say that I “have anxiety,” because I don’t really know what that means.
What I WILL say is that I’m constantly worried about absolutely everything and that worry is always turning to anger and that anger back to worry and I self-medicate in order to escape that cycle enough to rest and carry on with life.
Or wait. Is that just having anxiety?
If you clicked this link, you can probably relate. And so can all the people who wrote these tweets.
11. Just panicking
I promise you my brain works, just not particularly well.
A guy in class got called on to answer a question and after a short pause he says, “hang on, I’m not dumb I’m just panicking.” I felt that. The guy next to me felt that. Your mom felt that. The world felt that.
— Carson Braun (@cbraun3124) February 27, 2019
10. Practice makes perfect
I never heard or registered any other part of the book or the knowledge it contained but it was well worth it.
In elementary school when we would have read out loud to the class from the textbook I would literally count the kids in front of me and figure out what section I was reading so I could practice it before it got to my turn & I think that’s where my anxiety started.
— rach✨ (@rach_simmz) February 24, 2019
9. You’re right
We need to take this to the next level, you and me.
anxiety: aren’t you like…worried?
me: about what?
me: oh my god you’re right pic.twitter.com/IrfYAL4gHt
— ashlyn marrs (@ashlynmarrs913) October 24, 2018
8. Something’s off
It’s like having an alarm for just nothing in particular.
My anxiety: somethings off
Me: how so?
Anxiety: somethings wrong
Me: like can you give me a general idea
Anxiety: somethings off
— ً (@sodamnbomb) December 25, 2017
It’s not you, it is most definitely me.
sorry i ignored you for 3 weeks i was isolating myself to deal with my anxiety and it will 100% happen again in 5-7 business days.
— alexis arianna? (@11ariannaalexis) March 10, 2018
6. Join the black parade
He said son when
You grow up
Could you be…
my dog and I both have anxiety so whenever I'm pacing my apartment she follows me around like we're marching in a mental illness pride parade
— May Wilkerson (@shutupmay) January 10, 2020
5. Social battery drain
And then you just can’t possibly get out of there fast enough.
This actually happens. Like the moment you realize you're out with people and you don't wanna be there anymore https://t.co/2gDVmv9Fgs
— Cynflower? (@Cynner___) July 30, 2017
4. Tap the mic
Somehow I’ll just never trust that little icon.
anxious me with the mic on mute still thinking everybody can hear me pic.twitter.com/vbHBko0cSS
— Mr.Jaiswal (@Sickky19) September 1, 2020
3. Follow the light
Do you actually know or are you trying to get me to tell you?
I always be overthinking these pic.twitter.com/58ZzOKmdkS
— Ｔｒａｆｆｉｃ ｊａｍｍｅｒ➐ (@uwaiis__) September 15, 2020
2. The montage
Cue the music and grab the dial tone.
Introvert preparing to make a phone call pic.twitter.com/cqbOmRf1Um
— ?????? (@lazyfellow_me) April 7, 2021
1. 50 years
I’m gonna be on my deathbed thinking about some petty crap I pulled when I was like 25, I promise you that.
If I was accidentally weird to you once just know I will be thinking about it every night for the next 50 years
— Hana Michels (@HanaMichels) September 26, 2017
I don’t know how to end this. I’m too nervous now. I love you? Goodbye? (Stupid…)
One a scale from 1-10, how anxious are you in general?
Give us your ranking in the comments.