A Break-Up Letter To My Anxiety
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

A Break-Up Letter To My Anxiety

All I can say is "I hate you."

179
A Break-Up Letter To My Anxiety
Pexels

Dear Anxiety,

You may be the worst thing in my life. It is as simple as that. You are constantly tearing me down, making me feel worthless and you are always trying to make me self-conscious. There is no sugar coating you, Anxiety. You...You are the worst thing that could ever be bestowed on someone. You are controlling, unstable and honestly a complete waste of an emotion. You make me feel as if the world is closing in on me. People say you are breathtaking, but when you give me an attack, you are literally taking my breath away and forcing me to beg for it back. People say you make their eyes throb but in reality, you make my eye sockets go numb and red from crying because you are such an attention seeker. Let me ask you something Anxiety, have you ever felt like a rug was pulled from underneath you? Like you couldn't touch the ground? Everything you do in life you have to second guess or over analyze? Anxiety, that is what you do to me every single time you show up. Hanging out with you isn't fun, you are a burden. You like to play games, especially when I go out with friends. You take a small comment that was said, and stick in the front of my mind for the entire night. You think it's funny when I become introverted and silent. You like excluding me from the conversation and keeping me all to yourself. You think my life is a game, well let me tell you one thing. It's not.

You put me through hell and back. You made me feel worthless when I knew I wasn't. You kicked me in the face when I was down. You made me feel like I couldn't move on because of a comment, or an action, or even a thought... a thought. You were able to even control what I was thinking, actions that weren't even occurring. You made up scenarios in my head and played them over and over again until I would crack. You make me nightmares reality, you show the evil inside of me. Well, guess what not anymore. I hate you, I really do. Guess what? I am stronger than you, I am better than you and do you want to know why? It's because of you. After living my life with you anxiety, not on medication or seeing someone to talk to, I learned that there is more to you than your tough outside. You're vulnerable. Without me and my worries you are worthless, you are weak and you are able to be stopped. I pushed you out of my life. I made you beg for me back. I looked you in the eyes and said: "f*ck off." If you think for one second that I want you back, then you were more pathetic than I thought. I am addressing this letter to you and making it public because I feel not only do you deserve to be shown to the world, but you deserve to be called out. You do not control us, the ones with anxiety. We now control you. You may be a part of us, but you under no obligation or allowance control us.

For my final conclusion Anxiety, I would just like to say thank you for all the tears, attacks and mental breakdowns that you have given me throughout my life. I'm a lot stronger because of it, and I'm damn more confident.

Love Always,

The One Who Got Away

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

72022
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

133874
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments