Hello, I’m Hannah, and I have anxiety!
Back when I was little, I thought I was just ~shy.~ Nope! I was terrified of anything and everything!
Whether you had anxiety growing up like me or just found certain situations anxiety-inducing, here are 25 posts I just found a little too relatable when it comes to anxiety.
I know eye tests were supposed to help you, but I cannot tell you the anxiety that they gave me as a kid.
But the ultimate anxiety-inducing part of school was literally just having to speak in class.
My heart rate sped up as SOON as I heard icebreakers being introduced.
Presentations felt like a personal attack.
And if we had to read aloud??? I just KNEW I’d be stumbling over every word.
I was good at school and all, but the anxiety that the teacher could pick me to answer a question at any given moment was actual torture.
Although nothing can beat the adrenaline rush that came after.
Speaking of class…why did my brain do this?
Every kid with anxiety knows allll about leg bouncing in class.
So many coughs held in…that couldn’t have been healthy…
I used to do this EVERY DAY in study period.
Mostly because I was watching Tangled on my iPod, which I did every day in study period. Why consume new media when you have your comfort film/show you watch every day?
Going through airport security is one of the most harrowing experiences an 8-year-old with anxiety can have.
Though it’s closely followed by your mom leaving you alone in the checkout line.
And the first time I bought something without my mom there…one of the most stressful experiences of my life.
Oh, wait. Never mind. The most stressful experience of my life was every time my parents forced me to call a friend’s house BY MYSELF if I wanted to make plans with a friend.
And ordering takeout??? Still can’t do it.
Even hanging out with friends could be stressful.
I mean, at any moment you could say the wrong thing!!
Receiving stickers was always a joyful experience at first, but things would always soon take a turn.
Public transport was really something else as a kid.
There will never be an “oh shit” moment as bad as when your mom gets home and you realize you forgot to do an errand she asked you to do.
I still do this.
And finally…I think all anxious kids can relate to this.
What experiences did you find super anxiety-inducing as a child? Let us know in the comments!