One of the worst symptoms of my anxiety is restlessness. Fighting with my mind to tell it to stop forcing my body to constantly be productive is a daily practice. It’s so freaking hard & that’s why this quote resonated with me so much.
When I get restless, I feel so irritable.
I know, this doesn’t paint the prettiest picture of me & maybe I shouldn’t share it, but I do.
Because even though it seems like I have it all together, I don’t.
Because mental illness + anxiety is real.
Because social media is a facade & most people only show you what they want you to see.
Anxiety is a horrible mental illness & what makes it so hard to deal with + understand is that EVERYONE feels & experiences it differently. The way I experience it even varies from day to day.
Let’s not sugarcoat it: Coping with anxiety + mental illness is so hard & for me, it always helps to know I’m not alone.
However you experience anxiety: restlessness, jitters, fear, guilt, worry, sadness, depression, increased heart rate, light headedness or feelings so intense, you feel like you’re racing against yourself, I want you to know that it’s okay to have a bad day, week or month, to not feel 100% on top of your sh*t everyday & to REST your mind, even if it means taking a break from being so (overly) productive.