High Functioning Anxiety

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I recently read an article related to High Functioning Anxiety and it really hit home for me in  a lot of areas. Most days I am fine and have learned ways to function even though I just want to crawl into a safe space and block everyone out. However, when I am hit with something like bad news or even good news, it throws me off of my routine. I thrive on routine to just make it through most days. So when other things with my health start to go awry, I can’t life. Period. I try really fucking hard. And I feel like a failure when I cannot just put that one foot in front of the other. I feel this immense pressure to appear normal, when I really just need a fucking day off to process my thoughts and mentally prepare myself to get back on that routine. It really is a lot sometimes. I hate that I was just getting to a point where I was relaxed and I have to rewire and rework my brain again to realize that I am safe and it’s going to be ok, no matter what.

https://themighty.com/2017/04/high-functioning-anxiety-needs-to-be-taken-seriously/

 

3 Comments

  1. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with retreating and caring for yourself in these moments either. I can definitely relate. I work in a high stress environment and things have got so bad at one time I had to start taking prescription antianxiety medications and that’s also ok. Ain’t no shame in my game. Self-care techniques are the best way to heal and bounce back! Namaste!

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