Tweets About Anxiety That Made Us Laugh Nervously And Say ‘Same’

Having anxiety is the worst because it makes you feel like something is wrong when nothing is wrong, and you never really know what is anxiety and what is like a real, normal-person fear. The worst thing about it, though, is that people don’t really understand it unless they’ve been through it, which isn’t a shaming thing, it’s just a reality. Luckily, there are a lot of us out there.

He’s So Chill About It

a text conversation: hey do you have anxiety prime? Yeah, why? Amazon* Oh yeah, I have that, too
Photo Credit: Twitter / @parrspective
Photo Credit: Twitter / @parrspective

At a certain point, you just have to accept it for what it is and kind of own it. The more you try to pretend that you don’t have anxiety, the harder it’s going to work to make itself apparent.

What Are We Sick With Now?

Tweet: My brain every time I get a slight headache: (pictured is the opening scene from The Simpsons, but it says The Symptoms)
Photo Credit: Twitter / @TheIDSmiths
Photo Credit: Twitter / @TheIDSmiths

Oh, your throat is a little dry? You probably have something terribly wrong with you like some kind of cancer. What’s that? Just thirsty? No, that doesn’t sound right at all.

It’s All The Same In The End

Tweet: Anxiety: making it impossible to tell the difference between a minor problem and a catastrophe since the development of the frontal lobe!
Photo Credit: Twitter / @MaraWilson
Photo Credit: Twitter / @MaraWilson

Any small problem can be a catastrophe if you really put your mind to it. Eventually, they all become the same kind of stress and all blend into one another.

If Only It Worked That Way…

Tweet: I haven't been for a run in a while, but it's OK I've been keeping my stress and anxiety levels up to get my heart rate going
Photo Credit: Twitter / @r33nawright
Photo Credit: Twitter / @r33nawright

Nothing keeps the heart rate up like worrying that the world is going to end at any second or that the worst thing you probably couldn’t imagine is about to happen.

I’m Best Just Left Alone

Tweet: Shu: sticks and stones may break my bones words will also hurt me. Compliments make me uncomfortable. I have social anxiety. I'm a wreck, go away.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @sakunazero_bot
Photo Credit: Twitter / @sakunazero_bot

When you’re having a tough time with anxiety, it can really feel like anything and everything is going to set you off onto that downward spiral if you aren’t careful.

Can’t I Be Worried About Both?

Tweet: Life problems I anticipated as a child: ghosts. Life problems I did not anticipate as a child: Social interactions, depression, anxiety
Photo Credit: Twitter / @ravenclvws
Photo Credit: Twitter / @ravenclvws

The funny thing about this is that while I do worry about all those things and struggle with them, I also think that there are ghosts everywhere haunting me and it’s not just my clothes on a chair.

Sorry, I’m All Booked

Tweet: Sorry, can't. Sunday nights are when I focus my anxieties on several unpleasant hypothetical situations that could happen this week.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @AbbyHaslssues
Photo Credit: Twitter / @AbbyHaslssues

Sunday is when I spend all my time rocketing back and forth between “life is going to be great and this week is going to be awesome” and “life is ending as I know it.”

It’s Really Vague, To Be Honest

Tweet: My anxiety: something is wrong. me: what is it? my anxiety: something. Me: Can you give me a general idea? My anxiety: something
Photo Credit: Twitter / @clemplrl
Photo Credit: Twitter / @clemplrl

One of the most frustrating things about having anxiety is how vague it can be sometimes. Like, I feel very worried, but why? I don’t really know which makes me more anxious.

It’s Hot And Cold

Tweet: Depression and anxiety are cool because you can start the evening out inexplicably confident that your career is on the verge of taking off and by bedtime, totally unprompted, be absolutely certain that everything in your life is about to fall apart.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @treswritesstuff
Photo Credit: Twitter / @treswritesstuff

It sucks that your lows are matched by incredible highs. Like, doesn’t anxiety understand that all we want is just to feel normal and not super happy or super upset?

We Worry About Everything

Tweet: This is the funniest text I have ever received in my entire life and I want it put on my grave (pictured is a text that says,
Photo Credit: Twitter / @kristinacotto
Photo Credit: Twitter / @kristinacotto

When you’ve got anxiety, you think that everyone is mad at you and that you have to look out for everyone else because you don’t want to let anyone down.

You Always Think No One Likes You

Text: Anxiety: they hate you. Me: Who hates me? Anxiety: they.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @girlreligionco1
Photo Credit: Twitter / @girlreligionco1

Anxiety makes you think that no one likes you, at all, for no reason other than that you’re you, and that’s a good enough reason to hate you. It’s really stressful.

Social Interactions Are Really Hard

Tweet: My anxiety: stay home, don't go. Also my anxiety: omg if you keep not going they'll stop inviting you!
Photo Credit: Twitter / @mollytarlov
Photo Credit: Twitter / @mollytarlov

You want to go out and be social and have interactions with people, but also, going out makes you feel really worried and probably sweaty and it just isn’t worth it.

They’re Going To Beep, I Know It

Tweet: Anxiety is knowing you didn't steal anything and you're still nervous the metal detectors are going to go off
Photo Credit: Twitter / @AdamSilvera
Photo Credit: Twitter / @AdamSilvera

It’s like when you go to the airport and you start looking really guilty because even though you know that you’ve got nothing to worry about you think something bad might have materialized.

It’s A Lot Of Pressure

Tweet: I'm very laid back. I only care about two things: every person on earth and their opinion of me, the crushing psychological weight of being alive
Photo Credit: Twitter / @grumbist
Photo Credit: Twitter / @grumbist

The real irony about this is that, while we worry so much about how other people perceive us, people probably don’t really notice—and not in a bad way! Just not in the way we think.

Nothing You Do Is Right

Tweet: My anxiety every time I open my mouth to speak (pictured is a wiki how article that says, 'people might not like you after this.')
Photo Credit: Twitter / @philsadelphia
Photo Credit: Twitter / @philsadelphia

Anxiety makes you feel like nothing you do is right even if what you’re doing in life is working out for you. It makes it hard to appreciate your accomplishments.

Do You Worry About Not Worrying Enough?

Tweet: On the couch having tea. Me: This is nice. Anxiety: suspiciously nice
Photo Credit: Twitter / @thatdutchperson
Photo Credit: Twitter / @thatdutchperson

If you start to feel good about things, then you’re also going to start feeling that that is weird and you probably should be racking your brain for something to worry about.

We Make Great Employees

Tweet: Interviewer: would you call yourself a hard worker? Me: Absolutely. I make almost everything harder than it has to be.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @thenatewolf
Photo Credit: Twitter / @thenatewolf

People who have anxiety are more likely to overperform and worry about their performance. We just love making things harder and more complicated than they need to be and then working through it.

There’s A Lot To Consider Here

Tweet: Brain: hey what are you doing? Me: Nothing, just relaxing. Brain: would you like to think about all of your failures? Me: What? No? Brain: And away we go
Photo Credit: Twitter / @bobvulfov
Photo Credit: Twitter / @bobvulfov

One thing about anxiety that is really fun is that it makes you vividly relive all the things you’ve done in your life that were embarrassing—sometimes all the way back to preschool.

It Adds Spice To Life

Tweet: My neck, my back, my anxiety attack
Photo Credit: Twitter / @soofizapataa
Photo Credit: Twitter / @soofizapataa

Having anxiety makes it fun and easy to poke fun at yourself for really struggling with your mental health, which isn’t a laughing matter at all, when you think about it.

But For Real, Struggling With Mental Health Sucks

Tweet: My therapist taught me to interrupt anxious thinking with thoughts like
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Sinclair_Ceasar
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Sinclair_Ceasar

It can be fun and a bit of a relief to laugh at yourself, but in all seriousness, it’s a serious thing and you shouldn’t downplay it and never be afraid to ask for help if you need it. There are a lot of resources out there.