21 Secrets All Anxious People Know To Be True


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Don’t say it will “all be OK,” because that just
makes it definitely NOT OK.

Everyone experiences anxiety differently, but
whether you have an anxiety disorder or just
overthink everything, you’re probably in on some
of these secrets…

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1. When
you’re home and hear a noise, any noise, you
know that someone has broken in and is ready to
murder you.

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That’s why you keep the old knife by the
bed!…wait, what if they get to the knife
first?!

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2. You’ve
double, triple, and quadruple checked that a
door is locked.

You've double, triple, and quadruple checked that a door is locked.

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Maybe it didn’t FULLY lock, ya know?

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3. If a
friend gives you the job of figuring out where
you all should eat, this is an accurate
representation of how you feel:

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Netflix

What if everyone hates what I pick though?!

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4. If
someone says they’re not feeling well, you
automatically realize that you too aren’t
feeling well.

If someone says they're not feeling well, you automatically realize that you too aren't feeling well.

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If they’re sick and standing near me, then
surely I’ve caught it by now. Likely the
plague.

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5. You’ve
called the doctor because your stomach hurt
and, sure, you ate a lot, but it’s definitely
more than that. Definitely.

You've called the doctor because your stomach hurt and, sure, you ate a lot, but it's definitely more than that. Definitely.

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Don’t Google anything ever.

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6. When
you’re talking to new people, all you’re
thinking about is whether or not what you just
said was stupid.

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FML.

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7. When
you’re put on the spot, you do a damn good job
of appearing calm, even though you’re quietly
dying inside.

When you're put on the spot, you do a damn good job of appearing calm, even though you're quietly dying inside.

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Please don’t do this to me.

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8. If
someone puts up a passive aggressive post on
Facebook, you know it’s probably about you.

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Oh mylanta, why the vaguebook?!

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9. And
when you text someone and they don’t
immediately text back, you assume they hate
you.

And when you text someone and they don't immediately text back, you assume they hate you.

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Well, now I have to think about what I did to
ruin our friendship for the next million years.

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10. When
you need to be somewhere on time you get there
about 20 minutes early, because you map
everything out and add a big cushion in case
something goes wrong.

When you need to be somewhere on time you get there about 20 minutes early, because you map everything out and add a big cushion in case something goes wrong.

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You can never be too early, can you?!

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11. When
you run into someone you know unexpectedly, you
actively avoid acknowledging them.

When you run into someone you know unexpectedly, you actively avoid acknowledging them.

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12.
Because you basically work under the assumption
that most people hate you at all times, and
you’re pretty sure you’re right.

Because you basically work under the assumption that most people hate you at all times, and you're pretty sure you're right.

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Again, FML.

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13.
You’ve canceled plans many times because you
weren’t sure who exactly would be there, and
that made you…anxious.

You've canceled plans many times because you weren't sure who exactly would be there, and that made you...anxious.

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14. It
takes you a very long time to fall asleep,
because of everything you’re stressing about.

It takes you a very long time to fall asleep, because of everything you're stressing about.

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3 a.m.? Cool, who needs sleep?

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15. And
when someone tells you it will all be “OK,”
that actually makes everything not OK.

And when someone tells you it will all be "OK," that actually makes everything not OK.

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Just stop, please.

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16.
Because every time you have a moment of
“Everything’s OK,” your anxiety pops back up to
remind you that it’s probably not OK.

Because every time you have a moment of "Everything's OK," your anxiety pops back up to remind you that it's probably not OK.

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I’m definitely forgetting something. Shit.

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17. If
your roommate invites people you don’t know
over, you’re gonna be in your room no matter
what.

If your roommate invites people you don't know over, you're gonna be in your room no matter what.

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Warner Bros.

HATE. SURPRISES.

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18. You
think about how to end a conversation as soon
as one starts.

You think about how to end a conversation as soon as one starts.

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And it never really works out.

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19. And
when you can’t 100% control a situation, you
damn near lose your shit.

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Not knowing what will happen next = Not knowing
if I’ll lose my shit

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20. Even
though it often feels like your entire life is
consumed by how anxious you can get…

Even though it often feels like your entire life is consumed by how anxious you can get...

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