16 Cartoons People with Anxiety Will Understand Instantly
Coping strategies for anxiety include rest, exercise, meditation, and limiting alcohol and caffeine, which can trigger panic attacks, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. They also suggest indulging in some humor. Which we just happen to have for you.
Most people suffer from irrational fears
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But for the anxious, these turn into phobias.
The anxious have many fears, such as fear of screwing up
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One wrong move could cause a disastrous outcome, and they would be completely responsible.
Persistent self-doubt is also a hallmark of anxiety
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The anxious always question whether they’re dressed well enough or likable enough or funny enough.
Especially when it comes to social media
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Picking the right profile picture is of utmost importance. It’s the only way to hide all the anxiety that you get from trying to pick the right profile picture.
The fact is, little things can set off an anxiety attack…
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Although those “little” things can feel overwhelming to an anxious person. Check out these family cartoons that will make yours seem less crazy.
…Like a comment about one’s appearance
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They don’t want to stand out, but especially not in a bad way.
You constantly feel like you’re being judged
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Even by inanimate objects. Don’t miss these cartoons that all introverts will understand.
No doubt about it, others can drive us to distraction…
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They raise our blood pressure and crush our souls in the process.
… And we feel anxious for perfectly sound reasons
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Some sources of anxiety may be more obvious to outsiders than others.
Even the non-anxious can suddenly come down with a terrible case of apprehension
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Yes, it affects the best of us. Don’t miss these funny cartoons to get you through the work week.
The anxious often believe they have a dark cloud hanging over their head and that failure is imminent
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They fear people whisper behind their backs, “It’s the great screw-up, Charlie Brown!”
For people with anxiety, even good news comes with a catch
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Everything is too good to be true.
Simple tasks can become sources of unnecessary pressure to make the right decision
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Don’t even get us started on sales and discounts. Here are more things only people with anxiety will understand.
Every once in a while, the anxious get to say, “I told you so!”
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They feel a brief moment of joy and then go right back to worrying.
And when our worst fears become reality…
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Well, you don’t want to know about the explosion of emotions we desperately try to hide. Luckily, there are these 14 magic phrases that can instantly calm anxiety.
All in all, we anxious types would much prefer it if everyone and everything just went away
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Yes, that means you. Please leave. Check out these 20 cartoons that prove daily life is funnier than stand-up instead.