Thursday, May 5, 2016

17 Things That Happen When You Have An Anxious Mind But A Laid Back Personality

17 Things That Happen When You Have An Anxious Mind But A Laid Back Personality
By Brianna Wiest
8/11/15

There’s really no such thing as having an “anxious mind.” There is only having your anxiety fueled by your thoughts (which is something that everyone experiences now and again). But the people who tend to feel it most intensely are those whose rapid thinking is in constant contrast to their super chill, laid back personalities. They never know when to fight or flight, everything seems like an over-reaction, and their self-angst is maxed out, because their hearts are calm and their heads are crazed, more often than they will ever admit. Here, all the things that happen when you have an anxious mind and a laid back personality.

1. You epitomize leading a life of “quiet desperation.” Half of the reason you’re anxious all the time is because you don’t naturally act or, therefore, process your emotions, and while that’s positive in some ways, it’s debilitating in others.

2. You’re naturally zen in that you observe your emotions objectively. Which is fantastic in that you’re not controlled by them, but harmful because you then start to believe that you only have to process or truly feel the ones you want.

3. You’re highly indecisive; your head and heart are a paradox all within themselves. You feel as though you’re always going back and forth between preparing for the worst and hoping for the best, and rarely in-between.

4. You’re laid back because you know how to quiet your mind. Most of your #chill lifestyle was developed out of necessity. Your brain starts to short circuit when you overload it with any more drama or worry, so you actively go out of your way to create a life where the only problems you have are the ones you make up in your mind.

5. You’re intelligent enough to know what could possibly happen, but grounded enough to know that worrying about it won’t prevent it. You’re aware that ultimately, an infinity of unfortunate fates are to fall on us all. You often think that the whole problem with humans is that we’re animals that don’t want to be animals… beings who do everything in their power to make their collective eventuality (death) more palatable in any way.

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