11 Things People Don’t Realize You Are Doing Because of Your High Functioning Anxiety
Anxiety comes with several different unanswered questions and many fallacies – That is why people do not understand how severe and scary anxiety can be Many people believe that if you have anxiety that you are lazy and irresponsible, but that is entirely wrong.
If you continue with reading this article, you will gain a better understanding of what individuals with anxiety experience or even what you have experienced because of your anxiety.
#1: Even though you want to go hang out with friends, you still say “no.
That might not make much sense to someone without anxiety; However, when you have anxiety this makes perfect sense to you.
You want to hang out, you want to get out of your house or room, but when it comes down to getting up and going, you always bail out at the last minute. A lot of times this happens because the person with anxiety feels as if their presence will make the outing less fun for everybody else and they feel like their presence is a dreadful burden.
#2: The little details do matter.
Someone with anxiety will take every small thing and turn it into something bigger, a look, a motion, a shrug, or an expression can be an anxiety trigger. These small actions can make a person with anxiety feel worthless, and they may think they that they look bad, look stupid or have any other soul-destroying thought under the moon.
#3: Irregular sleeping habits
If you have anxiety, you probably don’t remember the last time you had a full night’s sleep as you have extreme trouble sleeping at night as it is tremendously tedious to shut your mind off at night and let your mind and soul relax. Sometimes it becomes so troublesome that people with anxiety may even fear to lay down at night.
#4: Everything is worse case scenarios.
Those who have anxiety often see things in a negative light even if the situation is going completely perfect they still negatively picture different things that could come up and go wrong. This behavior can range from mild to extreme, and some people have been known to worry so severely that they make themselves physically sick through their vivid thoughts and visions.
#5: Every word that is exchanged with be questioned later.
Many hours will be spent overanalyzing and questioning every exchange of words that a person with anxiety has had throughout the day. This is partially why people with anxiety tend to have irregular sleeping habits as they spend so much time and energy on worrying that they lose their desire and strength to try and carry out a regular day.
People with anxiety tend to wonder if they have said something wrong and if they could have said something better, so they often send multiple text messages through worrying that they have said the wrong thing in the first one as the text recipient must be angry with them as they have not replied immediately.
#6: Everyone becomes a doctor.
If someone mentioned to a person with anxiety that they are looking ill, it could cause them to panic and think that its something severe and that they are deathly sick, even glancing in a mirror and thinking that they don’t look good could cause these thoughts and worries.
Someone with anxiety could take this is a million different ways, until the point that they may even make a doctor’s appointment and get a second opinion. Things will then get worse for a person with anxiety because now they are anxious about being anxious.
#7: Always blaming yourself.
When somebody tells a person with anxiety that they are going to do something, and then they don’t do it, they will blame themselves, often wondering what they did wrong. On the same note, they will also blame themselves if something doesn’t work out well or the way they had planned things. No matter what the failure, they will always find a way to think it was their fault.
#8: The impending is frightening.
It is nearly impossible for a person with anxiety to live in the moment as they are always caught up in their thoughts; wondering what they could have done differently in the past or worrying what is going to happen in the future. They also have a tough time just to be fully present in the here and now.
#9: Judging and appraising are constant.
Many times an individual with anxiety will think that the people they see around them are more successful than they are and worry that other human beings are doing something right and they are not. It makes things very difficult for anxiety sufferers to be able to stay positive and not give in to failure when they think they are are not good enough to achieve such results.
#10: They despise making mistakes.
As we all know nobody is perfect; however, as a person with anxiety this is not okay, they want to be their best all the time, and they will beat themselves up if anything is less than perfect. Things then become a vicious never-ending circle that is hard to end.
#11: You are internally fatigued.
Although you feel that your body is completely rested and in shape, you may have suffered so much mentally from your anxiety that you feel drained, and need to sleep. This sleep could be a quick power nap to recover from your exhaustion, or it could be for hours or days. It all depends on how severely your anxiety has recently affected you.