You want to kill people who need to talk to you but are currently busy and will call you later, such as your lover or your boss. Why? Because you're currently really anxious and considering the worst.
The minutes, hours, and days you must wait before hearing their "news" have you in such a tizzy that your small frightened brain is wandering off in tangents, therefore it must be some horrifying news they are going to drop on you.
You've heard people say, "It's all right; I've lost my rage. The battle is finished, but you're not sure if you believe them "? Yes, that is what an anxious person struggles with.
After a disagreement, you might become temporarily insane, and even if someone reassures you that everything is well between you two, you can't help but worry whether they might still be slightly insane.
It is a given that you won't be able to fall asleep if you dare to check your work email or engage in a lengthy conversation late at night.
Or, if you do fall asleep, at least once in the middle of the night you'll awaken and count sheep until you start to think you might have a passion for sheep. No, you don't, though. You're only worried.
People who battle with anxiety are familiar with one of two problems: the awkward quiet that comes over you when you're worried with others or with just one person, or the verbal diarrhoea that results from your worry.
An worried person may outperform any politician in conversation or maintain silence longer than someone under cross-examination in a prison camp.
Either problem is evident. Being a nervous Chatty Cathy may also be troublesome on many levels, especially if you slip and say something stupid. Being a tight-lipped person can ruin so many situations, including dates, interviews, parties, and legal concerns.
When a panic attack is about to start, an anxious person may be driving, eating lunch, or sleeping soundly when suddenly their heart rate increases, their hands start to sweat, and their stomach lowers or they start to feel queasy.
The day might have been entirely ordinary, but it's possible that your mind is still worrying about something that happened a few days earlier. And then, out of nowhere, a full-blown panic attack strikes you as you're driving down the interstate.
Of course, this seems like rubbish and hype to individuals who don't experience panic attacks, but you are aware of the truth. You are aware of how exhausting and frightening it is.
You laugh when people advise you not to worry since it's not a big deal because their advice is meaningless. There is no denying the truth that you will worry.
Without supporting material that you can verify as being truthful, rational, or scientifically sound, someone's assurance that you shouldn't worry is essentially useless.