Oh my god, shit, shit, what’s going to happen? You start breathing faster and faster. You find yourself in a very heavy situation. Things are weighing down on you like hell. You feel you’ll break from all of it. Yet the cycle repeats.
This is ANXIETY!
an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behaviour
Or the above definition, if you are really into them.
Anxiety is part and parcel of life. You get anxious, a lot more than you think.
Your mom is anxious about the stew she left to boil, has it burned already?
You are anxious about the appraisal you are about to get.
Your child is anxious about the test results he’s going to get today.
Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems
We are so anxious about everything all the TIME.
Until, now, we have just talked about anxiety, you get from real life. Don’t even get me started the maelstrom of anxiety social media and ads through at us. They have become so good, they know you like the back of their hand.
Ads are optimized to get maximum engagement from you. You may not even know you want it unless you saw the ad. It creates an anxiety that you will only get rid of when you press that ‘BUY NOW’ button.
Social media shows those perfect bodies carved out of glass, your dream car, your dream vacation and your many dreams take shape into life there. Your friends and ‘acquaintances’ are having things you want.
Your life is PERFECTLY fine without all those things, but, now you WANT them.
We are all walking glasses filled with anxiety to the brim. But, as humans, we can’t even empty the glasses we are.
We have to FIGHT. FIGHT for another shred of happiness, FIGHT for our little of sunshine in this endless of ANXIETY.
Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.