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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. You can't tell people the real reason because they won't believe you or they'll think you're crazy.