There is a huge difference between being a little stressed out and having actual anxiety.
Everyone has to cope with stress on a daily basis. It’s a key part of life.
Work is stressful. Relationships are stressful. Family is stressful. Stress is literally a part of everything we do.
We just have to find a way to deal with it and move on.
Just because you 'can’t handle life', does not mean you have anxiety. It means you need to get your shit together and quit taking the easy way out.
Learn to pay your damn credit card bills on time- learn to change your own oil- learn how to 'adult'.
Accept responsibility, and stop trying to blame it on an ACTUAL mental problem.
Being an adult means learning how to manage stress. It doesn’t mean hiding from it or running to the doctor for medication when life gets a little too hard.
You claim to have anxiety only when it’s most convenient for you. I hate to break it to you, but that's NOT how anxiety works. Anxiety doesn’t come with an on-off switch.
Do you even know what it means to have real anxiety? It’s a terrifying, exhausting feeling. It’s not just something you pop a magic pill for, and it suddenly disappears.
Your panic attacks get so severe that you start to hyperventilate to the point of passing out. The walls start closing in, and the room starts to spin out of control.
It takes every bit of energy you have left to pull yourself together and remember to start breathing. If you’ve ever truly felt that kind of agony, you wouldn’t be throwing around a diagnosis so lightly.
There are real ways to cope with stress. You can exercise, take a yoga class, or even change your diet. Anxiety is not always such a simple fix.
Claiming anxiety without a diagnosis is a cop out, and nothing else. An anxiety disorder is not a 'get out of jail free' card you can use on a whim. It’s not a way to get out of doing something that you don’t want to do.
It’s an insult to people who really do suffer from an anxiety disorder.
So grow up, quit making excuses for yourself, and deal with it.
"OMG adulting is so hard!" No, no it's not. Put on your big girl pants.
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