3. Our anxiety can be emotionally paralyzing and physically limiting at times.
I believe that this is the hardest one for those without anxiety to understand. When we experience anxious moments, our thoughts become stuck on the worry or stress that we are enduring. It’s like a bird making a nest in our heads and then laying eggs. Then, the eggs hatch and, yes, more birds. Anxiety has a way of multiplying, and sometimes, it manifests itself into a full-blown anxiety attack. During an attack, our heart starts racing, we sweat, we can have stomach pains, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, trouble breathing, and even heart palpitations. It paralyzes us for that moment and eventually passes, but it is as real as any sickness. And, therefore, we must get help.