(A)This post is a collab with ToBeAdultish , an amazing blogger.She has a blog-post about how to deal with anxiety, as a part 2 of this post.Go show her some support, yo.
(B)I’m not a professional, but I’ve had diagnosed anxiety before, so this is coming from personal experience.
Hi!I’m Nika.Welcome to BloggerTalk #2.
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So, a few months ago, I wrote a blogpost on how to deal with anxiety, and I was surprized by how many of you guys could relate!So I thought, why not write a blogpost on how to find out if you have anxiety. if you’re feelin’ funny and out of control, and stressed.
So, here are 10 signs of anxiety that you shouldn’t ignore.
1.”Everything is too much!”
I remember having not more than 5 tasks to do every day, but still feeling like everything was too much on me.This is because I overthought everything.
2.Changes in sleep pattern.
Do you sleep later, lesser, and more irregularly than usual?Do you often stay in bed for hours at night just thinking, and not sleeping?If yes, then something’s up, honey.
My anxiety had made me extremely cranky to be around at most times.I snapped at the people I loved, and my behaviour was colder and more emotionless than normal.I don’t know if this was because I was overthinking, or if I thought they wouldn’t understand me.
When I was anxious, I was way more self-conscious about everything than I am now.
I’ve always been quite a self-conscious person, but when I would get anxious I would be so self-conscious (about the most ridiculous things.I used to be self-conscious of my fingers.what?), that the people around me could easily make out that something’s up.
5.Changes in eating patterns.
Ever heard of stress-eating?Yeah, that applies to starvation too.When I’m anxious, I starve myself.I just lose my appetite.Some of you might eat more than usual when you’re stressed.But when this fluctuation occurs more than usual, you better get a day off for yourself and sort your shit.
When you’re anxious or stressed, you tend to isolate yourself.But when this happens way too much, it’s not normal stress anymore.
7.Lack of concentration.
Not being able to concentrate while doing the things that you could always do easily and the things that you loved doing.
8.Being cold all the time.
I don’t know.I’m probably the only one whom this happens to.But when I was anxious, I was legit cold ALL the time.I was abnormally cold to the point where I would touch things and a current would run through my body.
Is this normal with anxiety, lol?halp
But hey, I’m not that cold anymore.You can hug me if you ever see me in person.I also don’t bite.Promise.
9.Fears that never existed
Fearing things that you never feared before.
10.Losing your passions.
This was such a red flag, and I regret not noticing it right away.I have always been a ‘passions over everything” person, but when I was at the peak of it, I didn’t feel happy doing the things that would otherwise make me all excited.This was, in my case, to the point where I was so deep into the anxiety, that I had forgotten what my passions were.
Before I end this, I want to say something.Please read me out.
Anxiety is not “cool”, unlike what most people will tell you.Anxiety is scary, and I wouldn’t wish it upon anybody, ever.The same applies for any other mental illness.Mental illnesses are clinical, not just “all in your head”, and are real disorders that need to be treated.
I beg you, my reader, to never glamorize anxiety, and respect the ones who have it for living through it all.
Anxiety is not “cool”.It’s awful.
Make sure to read what ToBeAdultish wrote about this!The link is given in the beginning of this post.
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