Having anxiety really sucks: that’s a fact that can’t be disputed.
But, if you learn how to manage it, you can be a lot more relaxed, happy, and productive. Or at least happy and productive.
Also, go to therapy and consider medication if your doctor says that is right for you.
Here are some hopefully helpful tweets about dealing with anxiety.
1. Go for it!
my kind of positive affirmations pic.twitter.com/gfHd8zDcD8
— anna ho ho horges ❄️ (@annabroges) May 25, 2018
2. Create good thought patterns.
My therapist taught me to interrupt my anxious thinking with thoughts like: "What if things work out" and "What if all my hard work pays off?"
So, I'm passing that onto you wherever you are, whatever you're leaving, or whomever you're becoming.
— ?? mental health speaker (@Sinclair_Ceasar) April 11, 2018
3. There you go.
Reminders for myself that maybe you need too: just as my triumphs don’t define me, neither do my mistakes. Radical honesty may sting but it hurts less in the long run. Every day is a new chance not to eat 3 untoasted bagels.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) May 18, 2018
4. Worry heads inwards.
Telling someone with anxiety they are wrapped up in themselves is like telling someone with their leg on fire they are a bit shouty. Worry heads inwards.
— Matt Haig (@matthaig1) May 28, 2018
5. The list.
I have panic & anxiety disorder. My boyfriend does not… but wants to understand it so he can help me. SO I made him this list! Feel free to share w ur loved ones that need guidance! pic.twitter.com/k8pcCfzMcj
— kelsey darragh (@kelseydarragh) May 11, 2018
6. Sums it up.
Anxiety is knowing you didn’t steal anything and you’re still nervous the metal dectors are going to go off
— ADAM (@AdamSilvera) May 28, 2018
7. I didn’t choose it.
things i wish ppl understood about anxiety:
– i didn’t choose it.
– i don’t choose when it pops in to say “hi”.
– it IS impairing.
– i really can NOT help it.
AND nobody dreams of the day where they get to let their friend(s) down by not showing up due to said anxiety !!!!
— Sarah Caroline (@sacaroline29) May 26, 2018
8. That’s the worst.
Anxiety is falling asleep at 2am because you’re soooooooo incredibly tired and you’re FINALLY able to fall asleep……… only to wake up at 4:00am…… for no reason?????????????
— Kathleen Lights (@KathleenLights1) May 27, 2018
9. Do all of it!
I just took my daily anxiety medication on my way to yoga. Don’t let anyone say you can’t do both. ???♀️
— Sarah Schuster (@saraheliztweets) May 6, 2018
10. Ask for help.
If you feel like you can’t cope, there’s no shame in seeking therapy. You’re great and we want you to stick around, and there are people who can help you.
— Celeste Ng (@pronounced_ing) May 30, 2018
11. You are strong!
Living with anxiety doesnt make you weak.
Getting up and doing the 'normal' day to day things when you have anxiety takes a lot of strength.
Anxiety makes you stronger.
— Josh (@UnitedAs1Voice) November 26, 2017
12. It can’t close.
If you don't know what anxiety feels like, imagine trying to close a browser window so someone behind you can't see it & not being able to.
— caprice crane (@capricecrane) March 18, 2014
13. We need you.
we need you. we need you. we need you. we need you. we need you. we need you. we need you. we need you. we need you. we need you. we need you. we need you. we need you. we need you. we need you. we need you. we need you. we need you. we need you. we need you. we need you.
— Tonya Ingram (@TonyaSIngram) May 18, 2018
14. Makes us all human.
Here are some #ThingsThatGiveMeAnxiety
– Someone saying "we need to talk"
– Speaking in front of people
– Running late
– Getting stuck on the subway
I'm a fan of this hashtag. Let's keep talking about anxiety. It's a big part of what makes us human.
— Alexis Benveniste (@apbenven) July 31, 2019
15. That’s a tough one…
#ThingsThatGiveMeAnxiety A packed party and only 1 exit..
— Lee b (@Leeb24097931) July 31, 2019
Ahhhhhh, that’s a little bit better. Keep these in mind next time you start to get down on yourself.
Maybe they’ll help you out. And if not, again – consider therapy and medication if your doctor thinks it could help.