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Anxiety

  • I just seem to feel anxious all the time and I don’t know why

  • When I feel anxious everything speeds up, it’s like being in a film, it’s scary

  • Every second I spend with somebody I don't know is literally torture!

  • My breathing gets faster, then I feel spaced out, like I’m disconnected from the rest of the world

  • If my mates don't text me back right away, i think they don't like me

  • I'm worried my GF will find someone better

  • I always worry about what I say to other people and what they think of me

  • I pick at my nails, scratch my nose, tap my fingers or whatever when I feel anxious.

  • It's not as bad as it used to be.

  • Use a person's name. It helps you feel calmer

  • Keep working at slowly stretching your comfort zone, one bit at a time.

  • I'm coping with it by reassuring myself that I am valuable

  • Just remember 'It's not personal'. People may be acting strange because of their own stuff

  • I get a lot of headaches

  • I've stopped drinking so much coffee - it has helped by body feel calmer

There's plenty to worry about in life: Will the school bus turn up? Have you remembered what you learned for your test? Can you make up with your pal after arguing yesterday? But when do these little niggles turn into something more serious and become what a specialist would call 'anxiety'?

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