#1 When you’re absolutely sure bad news is about to arrive

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#2 When you’re sure somebody’s gonna yell at you any time now

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#3 When you second guess even your smallest decisions

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#4 When a negative voice in your head keeps saying mean things about you on repeat

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#5 When you feel like you’re falling and it won’t stop

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#6 When you feel totally overwhelmed by everything and nothing

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#7 When you’re always on edge, no matter what

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#8 When your brain won’t stop going and going and going:

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#9 When things gets so overwhelming that you question your entire existence

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#10 When even relaxing moments are tinged with anxiety

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#11 When it feels like two very different facets of yourself are at war

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#12 When you overthink every little thing, all day, all the time

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#13 When your anxiety builds up so much that it goes all the way back to calm

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#14 When your brain doesn’t care what time it is, because it’s always Time To Worry™

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#15 When your brain runs out of actual things to worry about and invents imaginary things to worry about instead

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#16 When you’re temporarily able to put aside your anxiety to help someone else

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And when you realize your anxiety is a genetic leftover from your ancestors (thanks a lot!)

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By the way: Humor is a great way for a lot of people to cope with their anxiety, but if you found a lot of things in this post a little too relatable, you might want to look into ways to take care of yourself. So, here are some quick resources, just in case:

* You can learn more about anxiety disorders here
* And if you need to talk to someone immediately, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and the Crisis Text Line can be reached by texting HOME to 741741. Suicide helplines outside the US can be found here.

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