It’s hard to put into words what anxiety really feels like, but lately I’ve been thinking more and more that anxiety has a clear distinctive feeling.
It’s like every part of my body is telling me that a situation is dangerous, or that it will have horrible consequences. Logically I know that it’s not the case. I know it’ll be fine (well, probably). But I can’t stop my body from reacting this way.
That’s why sometimes we cannot handle meeting up with more people, or going on more fun adventures. We’ve been fighting our own body all day and pushing through the instinct to just hide safely under the covers, and fighting to keep going over and over. When the day is over, we feel so exhausted that just the thought of going out and doing the same thing all over again seems unbearable.
What does anxiety feel like to you?