What do you think about anxiety? Is it a normal issue? Why is it still believed to be a shameful thing if one is facing that? Why don’t we take it seriously? It may take someone’s life. Today in a world where everyone is in a race almost every other person is going through some serious anxiety issues. But the thing is, no one really understands.  We need to realize that it may cause some serious damage, the damage that can’t be undone.


Anxiety isn’t just having a hard time catching your breath. Anxiety is waking up at 3 am from a dead sleep because your heart is racing. Anxiety is breaking out in a rash for no reason. Anxiety is stressing over things that may or may not be real. Anxiety is questioning your faith. Anxiety is calling your friends 3 hours before they get up, in hopes they’ll answer so you can get your mind off the attack. Anxiety is a 2 am shower. Anxiety is your mood changing in a matter of minutes. Anxiety is uncontrollable shaking and twitching. Anxiety is real and painful tears. Anxiety is listening to stupid songs and crying over them for no reason. Anxiety is nausea. Anxiety is crippling. Anxiety is dark. Anxiety is having to make up excuse after excuse for your behavior. Anxiety is fear and worry. Anxiety is physically and emotionally draining. Anxiety is raw. Anxiety is thinking about the simplest things and making it complicated. Anxiety is a fight with your spouse, even though you’re not mad. Anxiety is flashbacks. Anxiety is “what if.” Anxiety is a lot of “what’s wrong” and I don’t know.

But the world doesn’t end up here. Your feelings matter. Matters more than anything in the world. If you’re bothered by something and others around you aren’t doesn’t make you crazy or psychotic. Some of the most successful people in life faced anxiety in their life. This is not your fault. This is not the end. You are strong. You are intelligent. You are brave. You are worthy. And most of all you can do anything in the world. Just have a strong belief in yourself.


Aleena Salman

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