This Woman’s Viral Facebook Post Just Nailed What Anxiety Actually Feels Like

Others offered ways they were able to overcome or at least ease their own symptoms:

It’s always important to remember that if a family member, S.O., friend, or anyone in your life tells you they are suffering, believe them! Educate yourself and offer your services in any way you can to help them get to a stage of peace and wellbeing.

As the top comment on the post notes, anxiety is a little bit like this: “You know how sometimes you trip over something? And there’s that half second where you’re not sure if you’ll be able to catch yourself or if you’ll hit the ground? That half second of pure terror? That’s where I live every day- in that half second.”

Brittany Nichole Morefield’s full post reads:

“Anxiety isn’t just having a hard time catching your breath. Anxiety is waking up at 3 a.m. from a dead sleep, because your heart is racing. Anxiety is breaking out in a rash for no reason. Anxiety is stressing over things that may or may not be real. Anxiety is questioning your faith, ‘How could my Creator allow me to feel this way?’ Anxiety is calling your sister three hours before she gets up for work in hope she’ll answer, so you can get your mind off the attack. Anxiety is a 2 a.m. shower. Anxiety is your mood changing, in a matter of minutes. Anxiety is uncontrollable shaking and twitching. 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 behavior. Anxiety is fear. Anxiety is worry. Anxiety is physically and emotionally draining. Anxiety is raw. Anxiety is real. Anxiety is a fight with your spouse, even though you’re not mad. Anxiety is snapping at the smallest annoyance. Anxiety is flashbacks. Anxiety is ‘What if?’ Anxiety is a lot of, ‘What’s wrong?’ and ‘I don’t know’.

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 people in life, have anxiety. This is not your fault. This is not the end. You are strong. You are intelligent. You are brave. You are worthy.

If you ever need someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’ll never ever be upset if you make me your 2 a.m. phone call.” ❤️