I have always had a problem with being alone. I don't know if it's my codependency or my separation anxiety. But let's say it's the latter.
In my March 17 piece, Coping with Coronavirus in California, I acknowledged that much of what I wrote would quickly become outdated due to how quickly things were evolving and escalating in relation to the pandemic. Change is proving to be the only constant, especially in these trying times. I decided to write a follow-up based on what has transpired since and the need to prioritize mental health during the pandemic.
Imagine it’s the end of the day. You did your nighttime routine. Everythings off, and you double-check that the door is locked. You feel satisfied. You feel safe, right? So you crawl into bed. You might even tell your significant other good night, or if there’s not one maybe a pet. My point is you are in bed still feeling safe. You check your phone before you put it down for the night. You close your eyes thinking you will now sleep.
Right now, the Corona Virus outbreak is causing most people a lot of anxiety. It’s taken me back to times when I felt like I couldn’t get away from my anxiety for even a moment; that feeling of being a caged animal or of being backed tightly into a corner with no escape route yet desperately needing to flee. I don’t doubt that I’m not alone in feeling like this.
Having social anxiety is the synonym of giving up on all the power a person has to other people and situations. It is a constant feeling of stress, a constant state of being lost. It feels like the person is put in jail, having both hands and legs chained the moment they step out of their house.
Having social anxiety is a curse, a nightmare that’s hard to escape from. It can steal from the person his security, his ability to function socially and creates a lot of stress that can be paralyzing in different areas of life, whether it’s in school, in business and pretty much everywhere. You may experience anxiety attacks- in public, while you are with strangers, co-workers, classmates, bosses, teachers, and even with friends and family.
I look out the window - there it is. Brown, still, dense- locked in a stare, I am crippled with fear.
Your fingers around the pencil, the pen, the paintbrush. Trespassing, wielding a device not meant for you, but a god.
At least once a week I'm attacked with this nonsensical and barbaric statement: sleeping is good. In self-defense I usually throw baffled looks back to the offender, but just to be mercilessly finished: don't you think?
An artist talks about anxiety and how It feels. the video talks about how people don't trust other people. In the world of society where people don't treat other people the way they want to be treated people with anxiety feel insecure. This causes tremendous stress on the person with anxiety. For people with anxiety its hard to breathe hard to sleep and hard to eat. symptoms for anxiety can also be physical so far as losing weight and losing hair. Other people with anxiety can also stress a lot. In the video you hear a voice over and you also here the anxiety soundtrack. Anxiety is torture. To some with anxiety living feels like dying. Panic attacks are major when it comes to anxiety. Some doctors don't take it as serious and will give you counseling. Medicine only suppresses anxiety its still there. Anxiety can also mess with your hygiene if you are not careful. People don't like other people with anxiety. A lot of people get bullied because of their previous experience of anxiety. Depression is also a very bad effect with anxiety. Depression is the next level of anxiety and people commit suicide. Life with anxiety is far worse than no life at all to some people. people think that other people with anxiety are selfish because they think that people would anxiety just wants attention. the seriousness of anxiety topic is for the sake of people with anxiety anybody who doesn't have it should be worried about somebody who does have the symptoms. people think other people with anxiety are crazy even though they're not it's just a symptom. Some people with anxiety can't stop tapping or can't stop moving. They can also experience insomnia something that real serious. anxiety is not just one thing other things are involved with anxiety so far as depression insomnia and ADHD. psychiatric help will not help. Just being open and being open-minded will work. mistreatment only makes it worse so please be extra cautious when you talk to them. Understanding is difficult in the world so it's only natural that people think that people with anxiety are beyond help. Encouraging words will help people with anxiety. Reach out and give them support. This video talks a lot about it and it should be watched. in the world of violence in the world of hate this video should be watched only because it talks a lot about anxiety. a lot of people with anxiety have good hearts and are very good people only because of their bad experience. They overthink a lot of things people with anxiety they do this a lot. if you have a family with anxiety don't mistreat them don't take advantage of them just a love them and have affection for them. This will help anxiety tremendously. with everything that's going on with the politic world we should only care about each other. in today's society people only care about money including doctors so er people will not help this situation. Police the people that protect us are also the people that are untrustworthy to those with anxiety. Anxiety is not just stress it is a very major thing it's a big deal. People see anxiety as being overdramatic And don't really think twice about it. They think it's entertainment when really its somebody who needs help. major artists are being lost because of this and it should be changed the only way it could be changed is if we have open minds. The community should help each other. No one person is unimportant than the other. actions speaks volume and if other people are bullied or mistreated into this it can cause very bad anxiety. Violence and other things can also cause anxiety. Anxiety happens to people who are very scared and come from very bad environments. Donovan Francis talks a lot about this. Talented spirited kids is the presenter. Everything is negative to people with anxiety even their own family can also be a victim when it comes to somebody with anxiety. the really big message of this video is just to treat other people with respect and dignity. Love is more powerful than hate if only people knew that. More people get praised for being Ignorant and bad people. A lot of people love disrespectful behavior. They see it as a way of standing up for yourself. But you could stand up for yourself in a positive way. Imagine a world with kindness faithfulness gentleness self-control. It will be like heaven a world with true peace. Only we can make that day happen. character says a lot about somebody and people with anxiety are very cautious of other people. People with anxiety it's not first impression it's first look. if they seen somebody that look like you who did them wrong they will not trust you.
Being anxious isn't helpful on a good day, and it can make a bad day completely miserable. Personally I feel like shutting down when my anxiety levels get too high. I sit down at night to begin some of the work I need done the next day and it seems impossible to choose one task to start on because they all need to be done. My anxiety in my daily life can manifest in making multiple checklists, having more than one outline or calendar for my week, and constantly checking my emails and school sites to make sure I didn't miss anything. It can also just be a feeling that's almost like I've always forgotten something at home. My anxiety comes up in my life without any outside stresses from the rest of the world, but the world can always add to it. With everything happening lately, shutdowns, panic buying and public health at risk, my anxiety likes to pop in more often then not. Everyone is scared, and there are so many unknowns, its hard to know where to turn. With so much information being put out every day, its a constant fight to decide what is truthful and what is overstretched or exaggerated. My anxiety levels have risen substantially, worrying for everyone's health and safety and how this pandemic will effect the whole world. But then again, I have come across people who do not seemed worried about this. I've even heard things like, "it's not even that bad, let's just get this over with and give it to everyone". I find this disregard for the safety of people who are more at risk to be concerning and it makes me wonder, do some people not worry? It's been so built into my life that it seems hard to imagine a life without worrying about something.