17: What Anxiety Feels Like

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Zac discusses what anxiety feels like - recorded during a bout of anxiety.

"For me, a lot of the symptoms of anxiety are physiological: shortness of breath, headache, coldness, and clumsyness. I get trapped in rumination, often overthinking everything. This has an impact on my ability to cope in social situations as there is a lot of stimulus to take in and process.

I find myself creating multiple potential futures for each outcome and simultaneously contemplating the worst of each. This causes my mental state to be focused on the worst possible outcomes for futures that never eventuate."

Related:  What Depression Feels Like & What Grief Feels Like - On Suicide and it's Effects

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