Living with Anxiety!


Anxiety is a big part of my life. I guess I have always had it but it's only been these past few years I've accepted it. The thing is I have no idea how to cope with it, I should be in control of my life but instead the anxiety is in control. Anxiety disorder is a 'feeling of unease such as a worry or fear'. It affects me in several ways on a daily basis:


My anxiety has taken over my life, the last thing on my mind is socialising. The thought of meeting up with friends excites most people but it fills me with dread. I rarely agree to meet up or go places with friends and nine times out of ten I make up a last minute excuse and cancel. As stupid as this may sound I refuse to go out anywhere alone or at night unless I'm in a car, it's that bad I won't even go to my local shop just twenty feet away from my front door.


I mainly get this when I'm shopping. There's nothing worse than having to wait in a queue. I feel irritable, I can't stand still and begin to panic then pace up and down. It's common practice to leave my stuff in the queue, and walk out even when I'm next to be served. I just drop anything, and escape straight away. 


Everywhere I go I feel as if everyone is looking at me, pointing and laughing. It's like those paintings you see in films, where the eyes follow you, that is exactly how I feel, eyes constantly watching my every move.

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