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12 Things You Are Doing Because Of High Functioning Anxiety

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Published on Oct 20, 2018

12 things people don't realize you are doing because of your high functioning anxiety.

#HighFunctioningAnxiety #Anxiety #MentalHealth

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12. You Take Blame for Slow Responses: When someone with anxiety is messaging people, they need a quick response back. If they do not receive one, they begin to panic and wonder if they said something wrong. This is also another reason they rewind past conversations. Healthyplace.com reports that guilt is one of the many distressing side effects of living with anxiety. If someone is taking a long time to reply to a person with high functioning anxiety, all sorts of scenarios will pop into his or her head as to why they aren’t getting a quick response. This can be attributed to their constant overthinking.

11. Decline Invites Despite Wanting to Go: You have received an invite to this big party and have been waiting to go for weeks now, but on the day of, your anxiety begins to take up your whole space. A lot of anxious people can vouch for this: anxiety over an event can become so draining that you feel as if you’re lacking the energy to go out.

10. Obsess Over Trivial Things: It could be a simple word that was used or even someone glancing your way for a mere second that will have you rewinding that moment for days to come. The hard truth is that you obsess over everything that has happened a week ago or even a month ago. You may even obsess over a situation that happened years ago, and stay up all night thinking about it. This type of thinking can affect your daily routine and really get in the way of being productive, especially at work or at school. These thoughts may even leave you feeling withdrawn and quiet in social situations. Calmclinic.com reports that obsessive thoughts are a common symptom of anxiety.

9. Fall Asleep Late and Wake Up Early: Sleeping is the number one problem for those with high anxiety. With so much racing through their head, they find it very tough to go to bed at a decent time, according to Health.com.

8 You’re Constantly Thinking of the Worst Scenario: According to Health.com, rather than enjoying the moment, someone with severe anxiety will begin to picture and convince themselves that the worst scenario is on its way.

7. Too Mentally Tired to Get Out of Bed: Even though their anxiety wakes them up early in the morning, it still doesn’t mean they’re ready to get up. Most days they’re too mentally and physically tired to get out of bed and just wish they could stay curled under the sheets, according to the Mayo Clinic.

6. Don’t Enjoy Meeting New People: They will constantly be worrying “will they like me?” And if people don’t come to them and converse, they will just keep to themselves or even leave a function or event altogether. The Mayo Clinic states that people with anxiety will try and avoid anything that will trigger it. So if you have anxiety and do not do well in social situations, you will not enjoy meeting new people.

5. Constantly Rethinking Past Conversations: Health.com explains that those with anxiety will constantly think about the past. No matter how well a conversation went, those with anxiety constantly keep rewinding it in their head. They fear that they may have said something wrong, so they try to avoid confrontation at all costs.

4. Someone’s Concerns About You Makes You Worry Even More: One of the biggest triggers of someone’s anxiety is when someone notices that they’re not alright. They think – if someone else notices, then it must be worse than they thought.

3. The Future Terrifies You: Health.com explains that excessive worrying is a direct sign of anxiety. Most people look forward to the future, but someone suffering from anxiety becomes intimidated and frustrated by it. Dealing with the present is so tough for them, they can’t even imagine how much tougher the future is going to be.

2. Constantly Comparing Success to Others Your Age: A lot of people with anxiety can vouch for this: anxiety can sometimes come with a perfectionist complex.

1. You Beat Yourself Up Over Every Mistake: Mistakes are a part of life and a part of growing. But the second someone with anxiety makes a mistake, it will haunt them. Their anxiety doesn’t know it’s a part of life, it only knows that it’s bad! The Mayo Clinic states that this is part of having a sense of impending doom, which is a sign of anxiety as well. Making mistakes is only human, but that doesn’t stop people with anxiety from feeling bad about it.


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