The Anxiety Obligation

8:25:00 PM Arianne 4 Comments

Sometimes anxiety comes without the physical symptoms and it's completely invisible. Most of the time, this is when people will judge you over and over even after you've told them about your situation. 

Sometimes people are cruel without realizing it. Talking as if you're not within reach, as if you can't hear what they're saying. 

Sometimes you want to explain yourself, defend yourself... But you don't have to. 

You don't owe ANYONE any explanation. If they're insensitive to begin with, then you owe them NOTHING. Do you, and always remember that these people are not in your life forever. Maybe they're acquaintances, coworkers, strangers. None of these people matter. 

Do what's best for YOU. Disregard the rest. 
Be kind. Stay strong. 

Love always,

"It's our paradise, and it's our war zone." -ZM


  1. I 100 % agree with this post, people can be so insensitive and judgemental, especially towards anxiety or other mental illnesses as they are often invisible. I wish people were more tolerant and would listen before making a judgement. But you're right, the problem is theirs and we owe them nothing. xx

    1. in a way, I understand that people are ignorant... but being judgmental about it isn't acceptable.

  2. This is so important! People spend so much time worrying how others think of them (myself included) and it just makes things worse and more complicated.
    Thank you for posting this!

    1. let's try to believe in ourselves more!