What people without anxiety don't understand
Inspired by a recent decision not to attend a volunteer lunch. Let me know if any of this resonates with you.
- •It can sometimes be a vicious cycle. It often takes place entirely in someone's head but this turmoil can make the most basic things ,like going out with friends, hell.
- •Making a decision can be really hard. You go back and forth in your head about it and begin to worry about the consequences and what people will think of you.
- •If you're a bad liar (as I am) you plan out your excuse in your head. For example, I can't go to that thing because I got called into work. You even work up extra excuses if you get caught in a lie.
- •You can't tell people the real reason because they won't believe you or they'll think you're crazy.