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  • #163
    sarabee76

    Does worry go with being a grown-up? Not that I feel like a grown-up.

    #164
    _kathryn

    I get that when I lock up the house. ‘I can’t believe it’s my house! That’s so grown-up.’

    #165
    theohw1

    I have that weird feeling at parents evenings. Oh my God I’m the parent now. I thought I was just a kid with a salary. Apparently not.

    #166
    sarabee76

    I thought being an adult was going to mean that I just calmed the fuck down and the world would make sense.

    #167
    theohw1

    Okay so yoga helps. It just does. Even though I can’t believe I’ve become this person.

    #168
    staceyg

    Yoga might help but smoking the odd joint helps more. Unless you get paranoid, in which case step away.

    #169
    theohw1

    Oof, in the end getting stoned just made me so much more anxious. You have to have exactly the right constitution.

    #1473
    Bec

    I wish I knew. Honestly, sometimes I wonder if I only really grew up in the last 2-3 years, which incidentally was when anxiety crashed the party. Are we now the generation that shoulders the collective responsibility for the world – is that what it is? Am I reacting to a subliminal message that I am now in charge? Or is it just stress and the feeling of not coping with work, the PTFA, home admin and upkeep, friends, fitness, clean eating and spiritual betterment. (The last two – in my late night Instagram dreams). Is it the flip side of ‘having it all’? The fear of losing it all? I don’t know. I wish my mind didn’t think it was a great idea to wake me regularly at 4am to obsess about it.

    #1478
    Bee100

    I haven’t slept past 4am in weeks, Bec. It makes life much harder…

    #1495
    Bec

    Sure does.

    #1500
    Charlie41

    Sleep was a huge factor when I went through a phase of panic attacks. If I don’t sleep for extended periods EVERYTHING goes wrong

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