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y u so anxious over everything?
do you get anxiety from NOT being anxious? like “oh hey life’s kinda nice WHY AM I CONTENT WHAT IS THIS NOOOOOOOOO I’MMA REBLOG SAD STUFF AND HIDE”
inb4 legit reasons like maybe you’re elephant man or a homicidal maniac or something
#anxiety #social anxiety #what the hell could possibly be wrong #get some sleep
let me tell you where you fail.
you are assuming that a person needs “legit reasons” to be anxious.
unfortunately, some of our brains will spontaneously manufacture anxiety for no reason at all, like little Pointless Anxiety Factories.
that’s why it’s called an Anxiety Disorder. the nervous system that uses anxiety to warn us about danger and badness is out of wack and shooting out false alarms.
so asking “what’s wrong” and advising to “get some sleep” is basically the opposite of helpful. especially since it’s actually really hard to sleep when you’re anxious.
thank you and try not to fail again.