Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Things people say who feel anxious

Over the years I have heard people describe anxiety in many ways. It can be different for different people but here is a list of things people commonly tell me when they have been diagnosed as suffering with anxiety.

I'm posting this as I want other people who are feeling anxious to know that they are not alone in having one or more things on this list. Of course there are other reasons why you might have these things so you should get a health check to rule out other causes.

The list is not exhaustive but I hope it highlights that anxiety can involve lots of negative thoughts and feelings.


  • Feeling a disappointment
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Feeling stupid
  • Feeling unable to speak up
  • Feeling stupid
  • Feeling shy
  • Feeling criticised
  • Resenting yourself for not knowing
  • Trying to read other people's minds
  • Thinking that everyone is judging you
  • Worrying about everything
  • Wanting to be perfect at everything
  • Feeling unable to walk into a room of strangers
  • Thinking you might be going insane
  • Looking fine but feeling terrible on the inside
  • Feeling passive, not assertive
  • General caches and pains for no reason
  • Blushing easily
  • Tummy problems like Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • All or nothing thinking
  • Feeling panicky or trembling
  • Feeling exhausted
  • Denying anything is wrong
  • Feeling unhappy
  • Relationship problems
If you think you are suffering with anxiety now is the time to do something about it to feel better. Talk to someone today.
Kind regards
Linda