Posts Tagged ‘anxiety’

Posted: June 29, 2016 in Uncategorized
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Does anyone else with anxiety find themselves constantly googling the definition of different words? Even if I know the definition of the word, I still google it before I use it in conversation just in case I was wrong so I don’t look stupid. Is that just me?

Posted: June 22, 2016 in Uncategorized
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a good thing to do for your friends with anxiety disorders: if you have a question you need to ask them or something you need to tell them, explain the subject of the question/the statement in the same message as your opening one!

so basically: instead of saying “can i ask you a question?” and sending just that (which, as a person with an anxiety disorder, makes my anxiety go into hyperdrive) go “can i ask you a question about ___?”

it’s a little thing but honestly few things make me anxious like “i have a question for you” or “there’s something i need to tell you” without immediate explanation. thanks!

“call me, nothing is wrong, just wanna talk on the phone” would be so much better than “Call me.”

Actually please to all of this please.


YES THIS OK????? Like I have trained my husband to say “nothing bad, I just need to call you because it’s too much to type.” It helps SO MUCH. Just let me prepare myself, because I guarantee my imagination will take me to much much darker places.

Might I add, if someone with anxiety has just said something to you that’s a lot to process, and you need some time to think about what to say in response, please consider a quick “I’m not ignoring you, I need to think about what to say and I don’t want to say the wrong thing.”

Because that definitely saves your friend with anxiety a lot of strife and assuming they’ve ruined your friendship forever. Nothing is crueler than a “Seen 2:25pm” when it’s 10am the next day and you’re waiting on a reply to a huge confession.

Normally I don’t acknowledge my anxiety very much but to any of my friends this would genuinely be helpful. Thanks 

This is very helpful. Context is a huge and welcomed A+… people without the worry of anxiety often shut it down yet need to understand: if you’re uninformative you’ve created a bad situation with questions and direction AND the mind before you. Probably why I give a shit ton of details and it pisses off others (I’m trying to block the habit)…

Posted: May 10, 2016 in Uncategorized
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So at the UK convention Asylum 16 we trialed a support system for those who suffer from anxiety, depression, and other conditions and it worked amazingly so I thought that maybe we could try and get it working at other conventions too.

The system offers a support network of hundreds of other attendees to those who may need support during the convention. If you need help, a hug, a buddy to queue with, or just someone to talk to, then the badges help to alert other attendees.

The system works using badges which carry two hashtags.

The green ‪#‎APPLEPIE‬ badges are for helpers who can offer support.

And the blue ‪#‎PUDDING‬ badges are for those who may need support during the convention.

The system works using Twitter as you simply tweet using the PUDDING hashtag and the hashtag of the convention you are attending if you are in need of support and a helper will contact you back to offer support.

We would really like to see this support system go global so that everyone can feel safe and happy during a convention weekend.

Jared and Jensen also commented about how proud they were of the system.

We need as many helpers as we can so if you are interested then here is how you can help.

1. Get yourself a Green #APPLIEPIE badge

2. Wear your badge to the convention you are attending.

3. Keep an eye on for any other attendees wearing Blue #PUDDING badges. Even if they haven’t tweeted to say they need support, why not just have a chat to see if they are doing okay.

4. Check the #PUDDING hashtag every so often in case an attendee has tweeted.

The badges are available here

Stickers are available here: [PUDDING] [APPLIEPIE]

Posted: April 18, 2016 in Uncategorized
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Not feeling well? Anxiety? need to meditate? practice this. 


me: sends important text that took a lot of guts to send
me: immediately turns off wifi, data, the phone itself, my laptop, hides both in a safe, hybernates self for 1.000 years,

I changed jobs a couple of years ago and I remember my old supervisor telling me the new job would be good for my confidence –  it involves a lot more interaction with, well strangers really.  

It also involves a lot more phone calls and I must say she was right! I’ve just rang up my car insurance to get a better deal (managed to save £100) and have realised that I didn’t have to ‘psych myself up’ before hand and I managed to question stuff I wasn’t sure about. Also think the call went well so I’m not reliving it in my head over and over 

*is proud* 

Posted: March 9, 2016 in Uncategorized
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Social anxiety level: “mentally rehearsing the word ‘Here!’ over and over before the professor calls your name during roll call”

Social Anxiety level: holding all your money from the moment you walk in the door so when you get in line to pay u don’t have to waste everyone’s time

Social anxiety level: Being done with your test before anyone else but not wanting to get up and walk to the front of class, so you wait until someone else stands up.

Social Anxiety level: Editing the fuck out of everything you say mentally, so that you don’t come off as annoying for saying too much by including unnecessary details no one asked for or care about.

It’s crazy that I’ve done these things all my life and never even realized it wasn’t normal

Posted: March 5, 2016 in Uncategorized


ah yes, my train of thought, or as i like to call it, the Anxiety Express

Posted: February 26, 2016 in Uncategorized
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Gentle reminder that the human eye is naturally drawn by noise and movement, so the next time you walk into a crowd or a bit late into a lecture or something like that, they’re not staring at you or judging; it’s just an instinctive reaction that has nothing to do with you doing anything wrong.

This really helps my anxiety.