Anxiety is waking up at 2am from sleep because your heart is racing.
Anxiety is stressing over thoughts and feelings that may or may not be real.
Anxiety is having a hard time catching your breath.

Anxiety is breaking out in a rash for no reason.
Anxiety is questioning your faith, how could God allow me to feel this way!?
Anxiety is calling someone at odd hours, in hopes he or she will answer so you can get your mind off the attack.

Anxiety is a 4am shower.
Anxiety is your mood changing in a matter of minutes.
Anxiety is uncontrollable shaking of your leg.
Anxiety is curling up in bed motionless.

Anxiety is crying, real and painful tears.
Anxiety is nausea.
Anxiety is crippling.
Anxiety is dark.

Anxiety is having to make up excuse after excuse for your behaviour.
Anxiety is physically and emotionally draining.
Anxiety is an argument or a fight with your partner, even though you’re not mad.
Anxiety is flaking out on plans with people – at the last minute.

Anxiety is snapping at the smallest annoyance.
Anxiety is not wanting to be with anyone even when you’re feeling very lonely.
Anxiety is feeling like no one cares when they actually do.

Anxiety is flashbacks.
Anxiety is unwanted nightmares.
Anxiety is constantly thinking, “what if…”
Anxiety is a lot of “what’s wrong” and “I don’t know.”

Anxiety is fear.
Anxiety is worry.
Anxiety is raw.
Anxiety is real.

Your feelings matter. Just because you’re bothered by something others aren’t, it doesn’t make you crazy or worthless.

Some of the most successful, brilliant, educated people have anxiety.

You are not alone. You don’t have to feel alone. You don’t have to be alone.

This is not your fault.
This is not the end.

You are strong.
You are intelligent.
You are brave.
You are worthy.
You are beautiful.

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