Many people experience anxiety on an everyday basis. There are many situations that trigger anxiety and panic disorders. For some, it’s high tense situations. But, for others, it’s the little everyday things that trigger their anxiety. Recently, people on Reddit shared the things in life that instantly put their anxiety from 0 to 100 and it is so relatable, it hurts.
Typically something at work that either I screwed up or may have screwed up. This results in me realizing it in the middle of the night and panicking. Then I’m up all night.
It’s always something that never matters at the end of the day.
When I’m talking to someone and their expression changes suddenly, and my stomach drops like “fuck, what did I say?”
When I reach into my pocket and my wallet is gone.
When I’m driving and the police get behind me.
Parents don’t pick up their phone after a couple of tries.
Going to bed on Sunday nights.
Hearing fast music in a video game but not seeing any enemies
“We need to talk.”
Driving with people who can’t control their road rage.
“Hey, can you come here for a moment?”
When I was a kid: waiting in line at the grocery store. Mom says “I forgot something, brb” and you’re getting closer and closer to the cashier but your mom hasn’t come back yet.
When I pay at a gas station with cash and there are 10 people behind me and I can’t put my money in my wallet fast enough while trying to take my items and move.
Coming to a 4 way stop at the exact time as the other cars.
My phone ringing with an unknown number. Also the doorbell ringing when I haven’t ordered food or I’m waiting for someone.
My real name starts with A, so in class, for almost everything, I’m the first one to do it. This is not so bad, but sometimes I’m like “wait what do I have to do again?”, but the teacher JUST said it, and I don’t want to be THAT kid who just delays the class. The worst part is when I actually miss what I had to do, and everyone just looks at me and the teacher goes “ok… can you do it again please?”
When the toilet water keeps rising.
Saying “no” to my employers. They are perfectly reasonable employers and it’s a perfectly reasonable “no,” but I could barely sleep last night. Anxiety disorders really suck.
When my college professor is going over the syllabus and I see a presentation on the list.
Seeing a spider and then the next time I look for it, I can’t find it anywhere
Went on one date with a man who was way too intense and he’s been calling/texting ever since. I tried being honest but he didn’t take the hint, telling me we’re going to be together (whatever it takes).For reference he knows where I live but stopped bothering me for a couple days after I was bluntly honest about our relationship status. I felt at ease that he finally understood. Then I get a text telling me he knows I’ll be asleep soon and being very explicit about all the ways he’ll wake me up. Keeping the distance feature from Tinder in mind, I switch to the app, look at his profile, and watch the distance he is away from me slowly tick down. Watching it even drop down to one mile closer made my heart beat so hard my dog could hear it.
Bloodwork. Always bloodwork.
Any form of second-hand embarrassment.
When you are following your GPS and accidentally take a wrong turn in an unfamiliar city and your GPS doesn’t update right away so you keep going the wrong fucking way.
Any sort of public speaking, it’s paralyzing for me. I have general anxiety problems, not as bad as others, but public speaking will put me into a violent tailspin.
“Alright everyone, stand up, we’re gonna start off with a fun little”Get To Know You”-warmup exercise”