The Battle of Having Anxiety and Depression
Hey, Nerdy Peeps! I found a quote or rather an explanation of what it’s really like to have anxiety and depression. So, I am going to share it with you, then give you my thoughts.
Being Scared and Tired at the same time…
I am scared of a lot of things, and most of them are not small. When I say I’m tired, I’m not necessarily ready for bed but my mind is tired of the constant battle it fights.
Fear of Failure but no urge to be Productive…
I hate failing at anything! It makes me freak out and doubt myself and that is the worst feeling for me. I’m also not good at being productive, I honestly have very little motivation most of the time. And the worst thing of all is I hate failing at being productive.
Wanting Friends but hating to Socialize…
Social situations are horrible for me. I stick to a corner and I just stay as quiet as I can so I’m not noticed. If I’m not comfortable, I have a really hard time making conversation with new people. This is probably why my friends are sparse, even though I would love to make more. I would love to have more than my handful of friends so, I could come out of my shell more and learn not to be socially awkward.
Wanting to be Alone but not wanting to be Lonely…
My biggest fear is being lonely. It literally feels like I’m suffocating, but there are also times when I want to be alone. I know weird right! I like my alone time when I’m writing or reading, but when it comes to being by myself with nothing to do it scares me.
Caring about Everything then caring about Nothing…
Most of the time I care way too much. I will go out of my way just to help someone who needs it. Now, on the other hand, there are times when I don’t care at all.
Feeling everything at once then feeling paralyzingly Numb…
I can have thousands of emotions flowing through my head at one minute. Even to the point where the world is way too overwhelming to be a part of. Then the next minute I can feel completely numb to everything around me. That’s when I shut down and shut off from the world.
So, next time you tell someone with anxiety and depression to liven up take a look at this explanation. You’ll learn why we may be so exhausted all the time or why we fight a battle with our own mind. My biggest advice is that to be patient with anyone you know that has anxiety and depression. Also, if they don’t want to talk to make them sometimes they just need you to sit with them.
Check out this post to get a little more of an understanding on my fight!
What are your thoughts on this quote? Let me know what you think!
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