Good evening everyone on xat!
I'm making this post because I truly want to spread mental awareness for everybody. Not everyone thinks anxiety is a mental illness, but to the people who truly have anxiety, they understand what it's like to live day to day with constant worry.
I myself, struggle every single day with my mental illness, always trying to figure out the next 10 steps when I haven't even finished the first step, constantly worrying about the "what ifs", and was just recently diagnosed with OCD which stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Now, people who think of OCD, thinks of constant hand washing, counting steps, etc. But no, my obsessive comes from obsessive thinking. For example, let's say something really stresses or concerns me, I will constantly think about that certain topic, and then think of why I'm thinking like that, and then ask myself if it means anything since I'm thinking about it. It's a constant loop that sometimes I cannot break, so I sit down and try to distract myself by watching YouTube.
I finally reached out to get help with my therapist to help me stop this constant worrying, it's definitely a long road ahead of me before I can even wake up and say that I feel better. I want everyone to know that is it perfectly okay to not feel okay and to seek help.
If anyone here has any anxiety coping skills, please leave them in the comments below! And if you'd also like to share your own story with anxiety, please feel free to share! I hope everyone has a great day.