Anxiety or Trauma?
I’m afraid so…
Some of my anxieties seem to stem from nowhere. And that might be the case.
However, some of my anxieties make no sense. I think to myself why am I so anxious about this, has something like this happened to me before?
Then I realize some of my anxieties stem from trauma.
The “usual” anxieties like holding my breath when walking in public are very different from the trauma-induced ones like hyperventilating because I used the last fork and I think someone is going to be mad at me.
Some of my anxieties have been manageable or easy to work through but the traumatic ones are more grueling.
I’ve theorized it's because I need to work through what happened in order for the anxiety to go away.
No matter what I’m learning more about myself and my anxieties every day, and I’d say that's pretty valuable knowledge.
Can you relate? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to have a discussion.