this is what high functioning anxiety looks like

this is what high functioning anxiety looks like

Hello, hello, loves! Welcome back to another Wellness Wednesday. Today I’m shedding some light on high functioning anxiety, which technically isn’t considered a mental disorder, but I still thought it was important to talk about. During the times my anxiety isn’t quite so high, I consider myself to be someone with high functioning anxiety – solely because my anxious tendencies always exist, but might not present themselves to the point of panic/anxiety disorder. The thing about those with high functioning anxiety is that we function rather well – we tend to use it to propel ourselves forward and as motivation for success rather than sit in fear. However, the toxic mental processes are still there, but we’re just better about hiding it behind a smile. So what exactly does high functioning anxiety look like?

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the anxious truth

the anxious truth

Anxiety.

We all hear about it. We all experience it to some extent. It’s in our blood β€“ and for some more than others. I happen to be part of the “some.”

I feel like anxiety as a condition is shrugged off because “everyone gets anxious” or because it’s perceived as “overreacting” and I should just get over myself. For this reason, I really don’t like to talk about my anxiety. I don’t like the idea of others perceiving me as trying to call attention to myself or think I’m using it as an excuse or a shield to hide behind β€“ because I can assure you, that’s never the case. However, my anxiety is a part of me, and I believe that pretending that it’s not and bottling it up only gives it more power.

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