When You Think You've Had Enough

When You Think You've Had Enough

Anxiety always comes around when you least expect it

Have you ever felt a lump in your throat when you are about to cry?

Felt like your heart is pounding before you get up in front of your class to present a paper?

Wanted to scream on the top of your lungs because you feel like no one could possibly understand the demons you hold inside of you?

Anxiety in any form or fashion is very crippling. Basically making everyday tasks seem pretty much impossible to get through, feelings of constant worry and fear can make you feel like the world is crashing down around you and there is no possible way to get yourself to the other side.

For those of you that continue to battle with constant and chronic anxiety I applaud you, if you haven't heard it today you are a strong person who can take charge of your life and make the best out of any situation. The mind plays tricks on us making it seem like we are the problem or people don't want to be your friend because of a specific reason that is actually just a product of our imagination.

As someone who feels like they are never good enough or never going to amount to anything you should never feel alone, someone is always going to be by your side whether it be your parents, your best friend or your significant other let them know what you are feeling. Let them know whats going on inside your head, being silent and suffering with your own thoughts does not make you feel any better about yourself.

Me: Anxiety,WHATS THE DEAL???

Anxiety: You have a term paper do tomorrow, I mean I know you already finished it but do you really think you are going to get a good grade on it? I mean you did only finish it in one day.

Me: It took me 9 hours to write this paper, I thought it was really good but what if I made a mistake and I don't get a good grade and I fail the class?? WHAT WOULD I DO....

Anxiety: You need to go fix it NOW, or else you can kiss an A in that class good bye

Me: I am really feeling crappy right now and I just want to go to bed but I guess I will stay up all night fixing my paper that is due at 8 AM

This is what its like to deal with anxiety, its a constant battle of should I or shouldn't I and you never really are happy about your decision because it is so impulsive.

My word of advice: Don't let temporary fears or emotional situations stop you from being the best version of yourself you can be!

You are worth so much more then you think.

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A Letter To My Go-To Aunt

Happiness is having the best aunt in the world.

I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

Most importantly, thank you for being my support system throughout the numerous highs and lows my life has brought me. Thank you for being honest even when it isn't what I want to hear. Thank you for always keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me sane when I feel like freaking out. Thank you for always supporting whatever dream I choose to chase that day. Thank you for being a second mom. Thank you for bringing me into your family and treating me like one of your own, for making me feel special because you do not have an obligation to spend time with me.

You've been my hero and role model from the time you came into my life. You don't know how to say no when family comes to you for help. You're understanding, kind, fun, full of life and you have the biggest heart. However, you're honest and strong and sometimes a little intimidating. No matter what will always have a special place in my heart.

There is no possible way to ever thank you for every thing you have done for me and will continue to do for me. Thank you for being you.

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A Day In The Life Of A Socially Anxious Person

"I better lower the volume of my phone. Someone sitting next to me might hear what music I'm listening to and judge my song choice."


According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), social anxiety disorder affects 15 million adults in the United States. It is one of the most common mental illness and yet a lot of people don't know what social anxiety disorder (SAD) exactly is and have misconceptions about it. Social anxiety is often misunderstood as shyness. However, SAD goes beyond shyness. For someone with SAD, daily social interactions can be stressful to handle because of fear of negative evaluation and embarrassment.

To eliminate misunderstandings and spread awareness about SAD, here's a picture diary of what a day in the life of a socially anxious person looks like.

8:30 a.m.

"I better hurry and switch off my alarm before my roommate wakes up. I'm afraid she might hate me for waking her up this early."

12:00 p.m.

"I know the answer to this question but I'm too scared to answer. What if it is wrong and I embarrass myself in front of everyone?"

3:00 p.m.

"I better lower the volume of my phone. Someone sitting next to me might hear what music I'm listening to and judge my song choice."

5:00 p.m.

"I better keep practicing my order in my head otherwise I might stumble upon my words and make a fool of myself."

7:00 p.m.

"I am just going to delay answering this call as I'm afraid to answer the phone. I don't know who is on the other side and am not exactly sure what to say."

10:00 p.m.

"I'd rather not sleep, as if I try to, I'll be reevaluating all the embarrassing moments of my day."

Along with these thoughts, a person suffering from SAD might also experience physical symptoms like nausea, dizziness, flushing, palpitations, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. If your day looks anything like the picture diary above and you have been experiencing physical symptoms, do not be afraid to seek help.

According to a survey conducted by ADAA, 36% of people with social anxiety disorder report experiencing symptoms for 10 or more years before seeking help. If you are someone who is suffering from SAD, always remember that there's hope. Always seek help as social anxiety disorder is treatable through medication and therapy.

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